Former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, has described as preposterous, a directive from the Audit Service Board asking him to prepare a comprehensive handing over to Acting Auditor- General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu.
This, he said, is because he has been out of office for more than eight months.
In a letter dated March 17, and addressed to the Chairman of the Audit Service Board, the former Auditor-General, said although the directive to go on leave was contrary to Section 27 of the Labour Act which states that a worker must be given 30 days’ prior notice, he prepared the handing over notes despite the short and unlawful notice from the Presidency and handed over to the Acting Auditor-General on 30th June 2020.
The clarification from Mr. Domelevo follows a letter signed by the Chairman of the Board asking the former to complete the handing over exercise within two weeks.
Mr. Domelevo maintains that he can only hand over if the Acting Auditor-General hands over back to him, because when he resumed work on 3rd of March, this year, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu did not hand over to him with the excuse that the handing-over note was not ready; and after 9 p.m. the same day he resumed work, he Mr. Domelevo received a letter from the Secretary to the President requesting that he proceeds on retirement.
This notwithstanding, if the Board so wish him to handover, then they should direct the Acting Auditor-General to hand over to him, Domelevo and he will thereafter handover to the Chairman of the Audit Service Board, Prof Edward Dua Agyeman.