I was embarrassing gov’t; leave order in bad faith – Domelevo fires back

Daniel Domelevo

The Auditor General Daniel Yao Domelevo has described the president’s directive for him to proceed on leave as a decision taken in “bad faith.”

Having started his leave “out of respect” to the president, Mr. Domelevo said in a letter to the presidency that he believes he was ordered to take his annual leave because his work was embarrassing the government.

“I think it is necessary, however, to bring to the attention of the high office of the President a few matters relevant to our constitutional governance, due process and the rule of law,” the letter said.

Below is the full letter:

President Akufo-Addo on June 29, 2020 asked the Auditor-General to take his accumulated leave, a statement from the presidency has said.

Director of Communications at the Jubilee House in the statement said Mr Domelevo is expected to begin the leave on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

“The President’s decision to direct Mr Domelevo to take his accumulated leave is based on sections 20 (1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to workers, including public office holders such as the Auditor-General.

“According to the Act, a worker is entitled to annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous service which cannot be relinquished or forgone by the worker or the employer,” the statement said.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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