Private legal practitioner and accounting professor, Prof. Kwaku Asare aka Kwaku Azar has stated that Mr. Daniel Domelevo is the only bona fide Auditor-General.
The lawyer says Mr. Domelevo is being frustrated for doing his work.
”Merely for doing his job and fighting corruption, he has been subjected to all manner of vilification and indignity.”
According to him, the Audit Board is unlawfully using every means just to oust Mr. Domelevo who he commended for issuing 112 surcharge certificates that returned ₵67.3 million back to government coffers.
”I also commend him for rejecting about 51% of the ₵11.3 billion of the MDA’s commitments on grounds that they are invalid or fraudulent.”
He also called for the dissolution of the Audit Board with immediate effect because ”they have gone rogue”.
Read his full opinion below
I stand with Daniel Yaw Domelevo as the only bona fide Auditor-General.
I commend him for issuing 112 surcharge certificates that returned ₵67.3 million back to government coffers. I also commend him for rejecting about 51% of the ₵11.3 billion of the MDA’s commitments on grounds that they are invalid or fraudulent.
Merely for doing his job and fighting corruption, he has been subjected to all manner of vilification and indignity.
Today, the Board of the Audit Service, which unlawfully audited him and found nothing wrong during his tenure, has shamefully and maliciously accused him of not being a Ghanaian and falsifying his DOB.
This notwithstanding that his birth certificate and passport put the matter to rest.
Since when has the Board been charged with the responsibility of auditing the citizenship and age of the Auditor-General?
The Board has gone rogue and must be dissolved immediately.
Parliament has been too passive in this matter, even though the Auditor-General is accountable to it. Parliament can and must do more!
The Judicial Service, rather than gagging the media, should be auditing its processes to figure out why the apex court has not been able to timely decide the constitutionality of the President’s directive to the Auditor-General to take an involuntary leave.
We must come together to reject this shameful and invidious attempt by the Board to paint the Auditor-General as a non-citizen.
Professor Agyeman Dua and his Board have no mandate or expertise to determine who is and who is not a citizen.
We are killing the Constitution softly with our actions and inactions. Those charged with its enforcement must wake up.
SALL is the cardinal sin of the 8th Parliament. It represents another soft killing of the Constitution.