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.
Director of Communications
Office of the President