Former Member of Parliament for Bantama constituency, Henry Kwabena Kokofu has lashed out at Auditor General Daniel Domelevo cautioning him to stop writing letters to the president following an order for him to proceed on his accumulated leave.
This comes after a statement by the Auditor General in response to President Akufo Addo’s directive to proceed on annual leave.
In his statement, he disagreed with the president saying tenets of the country’s law flaw the President’s directive to him, to take a mandatory 132-day leave.
Mr Domelevo said, “no worker is deemed to have accumulated any leave on account of their having failed, omitted, neglected or even refused to enjoy their right to annual leave, which the law guarantees for their benefit, not the employer.”
Speaking on Hello FM in a reaction to the statement, Kwabena Kokofu told the Auditor General to focus on his well deserved leave and stop writing letters to the president.
“The issues he (Domelevo) raised is neither here nor there; the appointing authority is the President. The constitution provides some level of protection but the same constitution gives the President power to discipline his appointees and so on.”
“Before you came; were people not working at the Audit Service? You are only a fraction at the Audit Service; why is he behaving like he is all in all? He should go on leave quietly, enjoy your leave because it is well deserved,” he said.
Despite Mr Domelevo’s disagreement with the President, his leave has been extended from 132 days to 167.