The incumbent president, His Excellency Nana Addo has forcibly retired the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo following his retirement age being 60 and his nationality being Togolese.
In a letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, Executive Secretary to the President on Wednesday, March 3, and was addressed to Daniel Yao Domelevo said:
“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to the Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1 June 1960 and that in accordance with article 199(1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor General was 1 June 2020”.
Ghana’s Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo has been sacked from his office after his return from his 167 days compulsory leave warranted by the president and his position will be occupied by Mr. Johnson Akuamoa-Asiedu as stated in the letter released by the President’s Executive Secretary.
This is to ascertain his retirement age being due and his nationality as Togolese, it went viral and sparked many conversations and misgivings as the date of birth of the Auditor General came out as 1st June, 1960 and his nationality being a Togolese.
The Auditor General, Mr. Domelevo was appointed by the former president, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama as the Auditor General when he was in office in January, 2017.
On 29th June, 2020, the incumbent president asked the Auditor General to go on a 123 days compulsory leave, as if that wasn’t enough, the president in a press statement released demanded Mr. Domelevo to come back from his leave on 3rd March, 2021 which added 44 days more to the 123 days making 167 days in total.
The Auditor General returned to his office as the Auditor General for this country after a long stay at home following the president’s directives. As he returned to his office yesterday, he was hit hard on the face of his retirement age and his nationality.
As of now, the president has compulsorily retired the Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see what happens.