President Nana Akufo Addo has asked the embattled Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo to stop holding himself as such.
According to a letter signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, the President’s attention has been drawn to records and documents made available by the Audit Service, that indicate Mr Domelevo’s date of birth as 1st June, 1960, and in accordance with Article 199(1) of the Constitution, his date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June, 2020.
“Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office. Mr Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu will continue to act as Auditor-General until the President appoints a substantive Auditor-General,” the letter stated.
Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo resumed work today, Wednesday, March 3 following the expiration of the 167-day ‘forced’ leave directive from the Presidency in July 2020.
He reported to work despite a petition challenging his nationality and date of birth.
Mr Domelevo in January clarified he will report on March 3 after various news reports that the 167-day leave he started on July 1 had expired.
The directive from the Presidency asking Domelevo to proceed on his accumulated leave was met with resistance from the Auditor-General who’d claimed that the directive was in breach of the labour law and was unconstitutional.
The response triggered an extension of the initial leave by 44 days by the office of the President after Mr. Domelevo’s letter to President Akufo-Addo.
Audit Service Board challenges Domelevo’s nationality, date of birth
The Audit Service Board has written to President Akufo-Addo challenging the nationality of embattled Auditor-General Daniel Yao Domelevo, Kasapa News sources have said.
The board has also written to Mr Domelevo raising concerns over his date of birth claiming he has reached retirement age.
In a recent correspondence, the board said “Records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) completed and signed by you indicate your date of birth as 1st June 1960 when you joined the scheme on 1st October 1978. The records show that you stated your tribe as Togolese and a non-Ghanaian. That your home town is Agbatofe.
“On 25th October 1992, you completed and signed a SSNIT Change of Beneficiary Nomination form, stating your nationality as a Ghanaian and your home town as Ada in the Greater Accra Region. The date of birth on your Ghanaian passport number A45800, issued on 28th February 1996 is 1st June 1961. That place of birth is stated as Kumasi, Ashanti Region”.
Mr Domelevo who has been on forced leave since last year and is due to return on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in response said: “Either my father wrongly mentioned Agbatofe in Togo as his home town to me, or I misconstrued it at the time… My mother is also a Ghanaian.
“The register has Yaw as part of my name and also provides my date of birth as 1st June 1961 – this corresponds with Thursday or Yaw- the day of the week on which I was born.”