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Ghana’s Auditor General, Domelevo, Forced into Compulsory Retirement

The Auditor General Mr Daniel Domelevo has been notified that the date for his retirement from public office has exceeded.

A letter written to him by Executive Secretary to the President Nana Asante Bediatuo on Wednesday March 3 said “The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to the 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.

“Based on this information the President is of the view that youu have formally left office. Mr Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act as Auditor General until the President appoints a substantive Auditor General.

“The president thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best of in your future endeavors.”

This comes after the Board alleged that records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) provided by the Mr Domelevo indicated that his date of birth was 1960 when he joined the scheme on October 1, 1978.

The Board said again that 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, the board claim in a three-page letter addressed to Mr. Domelevo on Tuesday March 2, just a day before he resumed work after proceeding on compulsorily leave, on Wedenesday March 3.

The Board said Mr. Domelevo’s reference to a Parish Priest and provision of his contact for further verification of his date of birth is not admissible.

“Observation of your responses and explanations contained in your above reference letter make your date of birth and Ghanaian nationality even more doubtful and clearly establishes that you have made false statements contrary to law.”

The Board consequently insisted that Mr. Domelevo was due for compulsory retirement on June 1, 2020, and was in fact not a Ghanaian but a Togolese.

“Records made available to the Board indicate that your date of retirement was 1st June 2020 and as far as the Audit Service is concerned you are deemed to have retired,” it noted.

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