The host of Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere has decended on Daniel Dumelevo, Ghana’s Auditor-General not to overstep on his bounds relating to his duties at the Audit Service.
He said, “…You’re a great man Mr Daniel Domelevo but please don’t overstep your bounds.”
According to the host, Dumelevo’s actions at the Audit Service won’t strengthen that institutions. He explained that, Mr Domelevo’s letter to the Chief of Staff notifying her of his leave from February 8 to February 20, 2020, and stating that his deputy will take over from him, however will not attend board meetings, Adom-Otchere said, how can “any serious person who is an Auditor General, who wants to build institutions of state write such a letter”.
“You write a letter to the Chief of Staff, I’m going on leave my deputy [Benjamin Cudjoe] is going to deputize for me but he should not attend board meetings. Is that how to build institutions?
“Daniel Domelevo this is below the belt. This is very very bad; this is terrible; this is so bad that it should never be repeated in the annals of the history of this country that no public servant should write a letter like this to the Chief of State at the office of the president,” he charged.
Paul Adom-Otchere in his editorial segment on his Good Evening Ghana show Thursday, July 9, 2020, further stated that the actions of the Auditor-General contradict the laws that govern his office.
Section 5/6 of the Audit Service Act (584) reads, “the quorum of a meeting of the board is formed including the Auditor General or in the absence of the Auditor General, the person acting on behalf of the Auditor-General”.
“So, when Domelevo says that I’m going on leave, the deputy is going to act for me but he cannot represent me at the board meetings…he’s not representing you, he’s representing the office, the authority of the Auditor-General. The Auditor-General is an office, a nominal figure, I think Mr Daniel Domelevo must understand that. When we say Auditor General, it’s not him; it’s not his person.”