President Akufo-Addo has officially retired the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo.
In a letter signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo Wednesday, the Secretary to the President said “The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is June 1, 1960 and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was June 1, 2020,” the letter said.
By extension, therefore, “the President is of the view that you have formally left office.”
It added that Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act as Auditor-General until the President appoints a substantive head.
President Akufo-Addo thanked Mr Domelevo for his service to the nation and wished him the very best in his future endeavours.
Domelevo resumes from leave
The Auditor-General returned to work today, March 3, after his 167 days mandatory leave.
The embattled anti-corruption crusader, whose retirement age is being challenged by the Audit Service Board, ended the leave he started on July 1, 2020, on Tuesday, March 2.
While social media had been buzzing in anticipation of his return, things took an interesting turn on Tuesday when the Audit Service Board announced that the Auditor- General is deemed to have retired in June 2020 due to some anomalies in his personal records.
Audit Service Board versus Domelevo
In a series of letters between the Chairman of the Audit Service Board, Prof. Edward Dua Agyeman and Mr Domelevo, the latter was asked to explain these anomalies or have some actions taken against him.
The Board alleged that records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) provided by the Auditor-General indicated that his date of birth was 1960 when he joined the scheme on October 1, 1978.
Again the record also showed that the hometown of Mr. Domelevo is Agbetofe in Togo; making him non-Ghanaian but on October 25, 1993, some changes were made.
While the date of birth changed to June 1, 1961, the hometown of the Auditor-General was now Ada in the Greater Accra Region.