President Akufo-Addo has directed the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to proceed on retirement.
This comes barely 16 hours after he returned from his 167-day accumulated leave on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
The directive, according to a statement signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, stems from an indication by the Audit Service Board that Mr. Daniel Domelevo has exceeded the eligible age to remain in the workforce.
“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 1st June 1960 and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020.”
The statement explained that “based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office.”
Essentially, Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act in Mr. Daniel Domelevo’s position until a substantive appointment is made.
“The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavors,” the March 3 statement concluded.