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‘Proceed on leave’ – Akufo-Addo Directs Auditor-General

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President Akufo-Addo has directed the Audior-General Daniel Domelevo to proceed on leave, effective July 1, 2020.

A statement signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the Mr Domelevo is to take his 123 annual accumulated leave.

The statement noted that Mr. Domelevo is to hand over all matters relating to his office to his Deputy, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu.

The President’s decision to ask the Auditor-General to proceed on leave is said to be based on sections 20 (1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (651).

The statement also indicated that the Auditor General has taken only nine out of his 132 working days of his accumulated annual leave since his appointment in December 2016 by Ghana’s former President John Mahama.

Below is the full statement:

PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO DIRECTS AUDITOR-GENERAL TO TAKE HIS

ACCUMULATED ANNUAL LEAVE

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed Mr. Daniel

Yaw Domelevo, the Auditor-General, to take his accumulated annual leave of one hundred

and twenty-three (123) working days, according to records available to the Presidency,

with effect from Wednesday, 1st July, 2020.

The President’s decision to direct Mr. Domelevo to take his accumulated annual leave is

based on sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to all

workers, including public office holders such as the Auditor-General. According to the Act,

a worker is entitled to annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous service,

which cannot be relinquished or forgone by the worker or the employer.

Since his appointment as Auditor-General on 30th December 2016, Mr. Domelevo has

taken only nine (9) working days of his accumulated annual leave of one hundred and

thirty-two (132) working days.

It would be recalled that, on 9th April, 2009, the 3rd President of the 4th Republic, His

Excellency the late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, directed the then Auditor-General, Mr.

Edward Dua Agyeman, to take his accumulated annual leave of approximately two

hundred and sixty-four (264) working days.

President Akufo-Addo paid attention to this precedent in directing the Auditor-General to

take his accumulated annual leave of one hundred and twenty-three (123) working days.

The Auditor-General has been further directed to hand over all matters relating to his

office to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Deputy Auditor-General, to act as Auditor-

General, until his return from his well-deserved leave.

Eugene Arhin

Director of Communications

Office of the President

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