President Akufo-Addo has debunked claims that his government removed former Auditor General Mr. Daniel Yao Domelevo from office.
The president speaking in an interview on CNN on Monday said, “there’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statue not my making. If you are 60 years old you’re suppose no longer to be able to work in the public service.”
The former Auditor General was asked to retire a couple of months ago. This follows after the Audit Service board alleged that Mr. Domelevo had changed his date of birth on the records of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) from June 1, 1960 to June 1, 1961.
“Records made available to the board indicate that your date of retirement was 1st June 2020 and as far as the Audit Service is concerned you are deemed to have retired, a statement to Mr. Domelevo said.
“Based on the information, the President is of the view that you have formerly left office,” a statement from the presidency said.
“The Auditor-General, like me… should be some of the first [persons] to recognize the laws in our country,” the president said.