Procurement breaches: Ghana’s CSOs bare teeth as Auditor General Domelevo fights EOCO

Auditor General Daniel Domelevo

Civil Society Groups in Ghana have waded into the current feud between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

Mr Daniel Domelevo has dragged EOCO to court for investigating him over certain alleged procurement infractions at the Audit Service.

In a statement, however, the group described as “strange” attempts to use security apparatus to undermine the work of the Auditor General, adding that an investigative body like EOCO has lost power to investigate procurement-related infractions.

The group argues that: “…it is abundantly clear that jurisdiction over the investigation and prosecution of corruption and corruption related offences” has been entrusted to the office of the Special Prosecutor under s. 79 of the OSP Act 2017… So it is unclear why EOCO would be investigating this matter and not the Special Prosecutor”.

The group wants a proper forum to carry out any investigations of the alleged public procurement violation to cure “this current unnecessary confusion”.

See below full statement

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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