The President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told Auditor General Daniel Domelevo that he has retired from active service.
The President has since appointed Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu to act as the country’s Auditor General till a substantive Auditor General is appointed.
This comes on the back of the back and forth between the government, the Audit Service Board and the Auditor General.
The board chairman of the Audit Service, Prof Edward Dua, in a 26 February 2021 letter to Domelevo said the now former Auditor General was not Ghanaian and was also above the retirement age per his documents at SSNIT.
“Records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) completed and signed by you indicate your date of birth as 1st June 1960 when you joined the scheme on 1st October 1978. The records show that you stated your tribe as Togolese and a non-Ghanaian. That your hometown is Agbatofe,”
“On 25th October 1992, you completed and signed a SSNIT Change of Beneficiary Nomination form, stating your nationality as a Ghanaian and your hometown as Ada in the Greater Accra Region. The date of birth on your Ghanaian passport number A45800, issued on 28th February 1996 is 1st June 1961. That place of birth is stated as Kumasi, Ashanti Region.”
In response, the embattled auditor-general denied those claims.
“Either my father wrongly mentioned Agbatofe in Togo as his home town to me, or I misconstrued it at the time… My mother is also a Ghanaian,” Domelevo replied in a letter dated 27 February 2021.
On his date of birth, Domelevo said he noticed that the 1960 date of birth was a mistake “when I checked my information in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra.”