Don’t touch Domelevo – IMANI Boss

Mr. cudjoe

Mr. cudjoe

The president of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has urged the President, Nana Akufo-Addo not to attempt sacking the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo from office.

The advice comes on the heels of a petition the Auditor-General sent the president, complaining that the Chairman of the Board of the Audit Service, Professor Edward Dua Agyeman has been unlawfully interfering in his work.

In the petition the Auditor-General said Professor Agyeman has made it difficult for him to carry out his constitutionally mandated duties including the violation of some procurement processes.

But the Board Chairman hit back, saying he has done nothing wrong and was just intervening.

“It is not that we do not want to work with him. He is insisting that he is not answerable to the Board and that whatever instructions we give, he will not take,” Prof. Agyeman explained.

Prof. Agyeman Dua said the board had also written a letter to the residency about the behaviour of the Auditor General.

 

The presidency subsequently set up a committee to investigate the concerns expressed by Mr. Domelevo.
Commenting on an Accra-based radio, Citi FM, Mr Cudjoe, stated that all the reasons Prof. Agyeman has given for his actions make no sense.

“Nothing the board chairman has said in public makes sense,” he said on Saturday.

 
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), which is made up of various civil society groups, in a statement said it supported the Auditor-General’s action.

According to the Coalition, the action by the Board Chairman was a threat to the work of the Auditor General; hence, there is the need for the President to deal with the issue.

“We consider these developments extremely troubling and a threat to the ongoing efforts by the Audit Service to protect the public purse and promote public accountability.”

They noted that the Auditor General is mandated by law to execute his duties devoid of any control or interference.

“We have taken notice of the swift action of the President, once the matter became public, to investigate the matter, and we urge that this task is undertaken with alacrity to ensure the ongoing work of the Auditor General and the morale of the Service is not affected.”

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