President Akufo-Addo has responded to some Civil Society Organizations who raised concerns over the ‘forced’ retirement of Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo.
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations Against Corruption had claimed that the circumstances surrounding the decision to force Mr Domelovo into retirement was a travesty of Ghana’s fight against corruption and appears to suggest that the government has lost interest in fighting corruption.
“The questions regarding Mr Domelevo’s date of birth which formed the recent basis for the President’s letter were not handled in accordance with the Constitutional directive in Article 23. The actions of the office of the President and the Audit Service affirm our belief that Mr Domelevo has been unfairly targeted” they indicated.
A response signed by Nana Asante Bediatuo, the Executive Secretary to the President, said the narrative that Mr Domelevo’s retirement is indicative that government is not willing to fight corruption is unfounded.
"The narrative of this discussion focuses on unfounded allegations that government had targeted Mr. Domelevo and wanted him out of office at all cost. This narrative, pushed by persons who should know better in civil discourse of this nature, has been based on untruths deliberate misconstruction of the facts and complete disregard for the rule of law that we, as Ghanaians have subscribed to...
The office of the President will encourage all well-meaning Ghanaians to engage in public discussions using accurate facts rather than misleading the good people of Ghana with wrong facts, conjecture and politicized speculation. Mr Domelevo has served his nation, and the President wishes him the very best in his future endeavours"
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