The former Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, has described as preposterous a formal request sent to him by the Audit Service Board that he officially hand over to his Deputy, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu.
In his response, Domelevo noted that that for him to hand over, the Acting Auditor-General must hand over to him before he can thereafter handover to him.
According to him, after handing over to Mr Akuamoah ahead of his leave in June 2020, nothing was handed over back to him when he resumed in March this year therefore he has nothing to hand over to Mr Akuamoah.
Below is the full statement by Mr Domelevo
PROF. EDWARD DUA AGYEMAN GHANA AUDIT SERVICE ACCRA
RE: HANDING OVER OF ADMINISTRATION OF AUDIT SERVICE
This refers to your letter dated 16th March 2021 with reference number AS8/01/Vol.1/20 on the above subject matter. Your request for a handing-over note is preposterous to me because I have been out of the office for more than eight (8)months.
Furthermore: (1) Paragraph 2 of the letter from the Office of the President dated 29th June 2020 requested that I “hand over all matters relating to the Office of the Auditor-General to Mr. Johnson Akuamuah Asiedu” who has been in charge since 1st July 2020;
(2) The letter from the Secretary to the President referred to in (1) above, delivered to me after 4 pm on June 29, 2020, requested that I started the leave on 1st of July 2020 contrary to Section 27 of the Labour Act. The Section provides that at least 30 days notice shall be given to the worker prior to the commencement of the leave.
(3) The short and unlawful notice from the Presidency notwithstanding, I prepared a handing over note and handed over to the Acting Auditor-General on 30th June 2020 and he has been in charge for over 8 months;
(4) When I resumed work on the 3rd of March 2021, Mr Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu did not hand over to me with the excuse that the handing-over note was not ready; and
(5) After 9 pm of the 3rd March 2021 (the day I resumed work). I received a letter from the Secretary to the President requesting that I proceed on retirement.
All the above notwithstanding, if you so wish, please direct the Acting Auditor-General to hand over to me and I will thereafter handover to him.
DANIEL YAW DOMELEVO