Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo says circumstances surrounding the proceed on leave directive to him by President Akufo-Addo smacks of an exercise in bad faith.
According to him, the action by the President has implications on the constitutional independence on the office of the Auditor-General.
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.
However, in a response intercepted by Starr News, Mr Domelevo said some actions and utterances by ministers of the President indicate that his work is embarrassing the government.
Find below the full letter