President Akufo-Addo has directed the Auditor General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo to proceed on retirement.
A letter signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, and addressed to the Auditor-General says Mr. Domelevo has reached the mandatory pension age.
“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June 1960, and that in accordance with Article 199(1) of the constitution, your retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020”.
The letter continuous that: “based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office, Mr. Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act as Auditor-General until the President appoints a substantive Auditor-General”.
Meanwhile, the Auditor-General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo returned from his 167 days accumulated leave today but his resumption was not without some drama as the Audit Service had issues prior to his resumption.
According to the Audit Service Board, Daniel Yaw Domelevo was supposed to have retired on June 1, 2020, as records show he was born in 1960 and not 1961.
The board also raised issues with the nationality of Mr. Domelevo.
A three-page letter from the Audit Service Board to Mr. Domelevo disclosed that the clarification is based on personal records available to the Public Service of Ghana.
The Board avers 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.
But explaining the purported anomalies, Mr. Domelevo said his grandfather was a native of Ada in the Greater Accra Region but migrated to Togo and stayed at Agbetofe.
On the issue of his date of birth, Mr. Domelevo said he noticed that 1960 was a mistake “when I checked my information in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra.”
“I was born in Kumasi and my mother in less than three weeks after my birth, returned to Kwahu Adeemmra (with me) and I was baptized in June 1961”.