The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described as false, suggestions by Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, that he was directed to take his accumulated annual leave because his work is embarrassing government.
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Mr. Domelevo, in a statement to government on Friday said the President’s directive was done in bad faith.
“Previous correspondence from the Chairman of the Audit Service Board (who works at the Office of the Senior Minister) together with public pronouncement by Ministers make it clear that the Auditor-General’s work is embarrassing the government,” part of the A-G’s statement read.
Reacting to that however, a rejoinder from the presidency indicated that Mr. Domelevo had been, prior to the directive, given all the resources he needed to do his work efficiently.
“Contrary to your false belief, the President does not think that your work is embarrassing his government. In fact, the President has ensured that you have been provided with all the necessary resources needed for the efficient running of the office of the Auditor-General and considers your work a critical part of good governance in the Republic,” the statement said.
The statement also maintained that the President has, at all times acted based on the principles, rule of law and good governance practices.
In view of that, it said, “the directive of the President stands” with an amendment to 167 instead of the initial 123 days since he added 2020 as part of the leave, in his response to the President.
Read the full statement below: