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I can only hand over if the Acting Auditor-General hands over back to me–former auditor general

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I can only hand over if the Acting Auditor-General hands over back to me–former auditor general

 

The former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo has described a directive from the Audit Service Board asking him to prepare a comprehensive handing over of the Audit Service to Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu as “contrary to nature”

 

According  to him, because he has been out of office for more than eight months hence no need for handing over.

In a letter dated March 17, and addressed to Chairman of the Audit Service Board, Prof Edward Dua Agyeman, Mr Domelevo explained that he also handed over before going on his ‘forced leave’ in 2020.

 

“Paragraph 2 of the letter from the Office of the President dated 29th June, 2020 requested that “I hand over all matters relating to the Office of the Auditor-General to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu” who has been in charge since 1st July 2020″,

 

According to the former Auditor-General, although the directive to go on leave was contrary to the letter which the Vice President, Chief of Staff and the Secretary to the President on copy said all the administrative duties were going to be handled by the Acting Auditor-General who had been asked to remain at post until a substantive appointment is made.

But Mr. Domelevo maintains that he can only hand over if the Acting Auditor-General hands over back to him.

 

“When I resumed work on 3rd of March, 2021, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu did not hand over to me with the excuse that the handing-over note was not ready; and after 9 pm of the 3rd of March, 2021 (the same day I resumed work), I received a letter from the secretary to the President requesting that I proceed on retirement,” he added.

Section 27 of the Labour Act which states that a worker must be given 30 days prior notice, he prepared the handing over notes and subsequently handed over to the Acting Auditor-General on June 30, 2020; a day after he was told to commence his leave.

The clarification from Mr. Domelevo follows a letter signed by the Chairman of the Board asking the former to complete the handing over exercise within two weeks.

Source: John Amarquaye
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