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Prez Must Remove Board Chair of Audit Service if...Audit Expert Featured

Written by  Sep 13, 2018
Audit and tax expert, Kudjo Akabey, has called for the removal of the Board Chairman for the Audit Service if it is established that the allegations levelled against him by the Auditor-General, Mr Yaw Domelevo in his petition to the president are true. Mr Akpabey speaking to Kwame Tutu on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the allegations in the petition are serious and constitutes unconstitutionality hence the need to remove Prof. Dua Agyeman from office for interfering in the work of Mr Domelevo. The petition to the president by the Auditor-General requested Nana Akufo-Addo to intervene in the “unlawful interferences” by the Board Chairman of the Ghana Audit Service whom the Auditor-General accusing of manipulating the procurement processes among others. Mr. Domelevo’s petition also accused the Chairman and his allies of clothing themselves with powers to direct and control him unconstitutionally. He is vowing he will “not obey any unlawful instructions from the Board, including existing and new decisions that are inconsistent with the Constitution…” The Auditor-General also accused Prof. Dua Agyeman of holding a meeting with another Deputy Auditor-General, Blessed Baffuor-Atta and others, “to discuss the audit of MMDAs liabilities without my knowledge”. “The DAG showed me a letter inviting the Chairman in his capacity as the Chairman of the Audit Service Board to that meeting." Mr Akpabey reacting to it said, the board chair who was a former Auditor-General knows best and must cease from his unlawful acts. ‘’This is unacceptable,’’ he fumed and called on Ghanaians to stand with Mr Domelevo and resist any attempt to get him removed. ‘’The board chair is not the Auditor-General. He has his specific role. What he has been accused of doing is criminal. The documents he circulated are classified documents and so if the allegations are true, he must bow out… The Auditor-General is independent and must carry out is work as stipulated by the constitution. He so powerful that not even the president can interfere in his work. The president must set a committee and investigate whether the issues are true and if they are, he must remove the board chair. If the issues being raised by the Auditor-General are true, the board chair has no business being there. That is my view.’’
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