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There are deliberate attempts to frustrate public servants fighting corruption – Ablakwa

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed disappointment in the treatment meted out to former Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, after he was removed from office stressing that anything is done to frustrate people that fall out of public office.

Mr. Domelevo was asked by the President in June 2020 to proceed on an unceremonious leave with his office lock changed without notice.

Narrating the sad incidences that followed Mr. Demelevo firing on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Friday, July 23, 2021, Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa noted the former Auditor-General has reduced in ranks after stating that “A whole Deputy Auditor General in charge of Central Government Audit has been demoted two steps” he stressed.

He also noted that persons that assisted Mr. Domelevo to handle court cases also received some form of punishment.

“He revealed at the lectures sponsored by Friedrich Erbert Stiftung that the lawyer who helped him prosecute the case in court has been transferred from Accra to Cape Coast,” he indicated.

Mr. Ablakwa drew reminders of what it means to be stripped from a public office in Ghana stressing “we all know in Ghana’s Public Service, transfers, particularly when it’s to a lesser office or a lower office what it means. They are punishing you. They are sending you a message that the system doesn’t like you. Leadership doesn’t want you close. Begone,” he noted.

The North Tongu Constituency lawmaker however expressed concerns that the law systems in the country at the moment are robust against promoting the anti-corruption.

“The entire climate is one that does not seek to fight corruption. It rather seeks to promote it and to benefit from it,” he emphasized.

 

By Ernest Tetteh Kabu

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