The President, Nana Akufo-Addo says his office believes that the embattled Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo is retired hence cannot remain in office.
He has therefore expressed appreciation to him for his service and indicated that a substantive replacement for him will soon be announced while the Deputy Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu continues to work as the acting Auditor General.
In a letter dated March 3, 2021, Nana Akufo-Addo, through his secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante said, “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.”
“Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office,” the letter from the presidency said.
Mr Domelevo reported to work at the Audit Service Headquarters in Accra today, Wednesday, 3 March 2021, at 8:20 despite the Audit Service Board declaring him retired.
His resumed work after his forced 167-day leave ended on Tuesday.
Mr Domelevo was seen entering the Audit Service building but declined any media comments on the raging controversy surrounding his age and nationality.
The Board wrote to him on Tuesday challenging his Ghanaian nationality and age.
The Board said his own Social Security and National Insurance Trust records show he is a Togolese and not a Ghanaian and also due for retirement.
The Board, in a series of correspondence with Mr Domelevo, said he was born in 1960 per his own records and, thus, should have gone on retirement mid-2020.