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Mahama makes another 'last minute' appointment despite criticisms

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
President John Mahama

Despite the many criticisms of his 'last minute' appointments, President John Dramani Mahama seems adamant and has made another high-profile appointment.

President Mahama on Tuesday swore Joe Whittal and Ms Josephine Nkrumah into office as CHRAJ Commissioner and NCCE Chairperson respectively.

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Though the two were deputies at their respective institutions, their promotion by the President, barely three weeks to the end of his tenure was criticised as an act of bad faith.

But in an apparent defiance of these criticisms, he, on Friday, appointed Mr Daniel Domelovo as the new Auditor-General.


According to a letter signed by Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah, Mr Domelovo had until Wednesday, December 28, 2016 to confirm his acceptance of the appointment which takes effect from immediately.

“His Excellency the President, John Dramani Mahama, acting in consultation with the Council of State, accordance with Article 70 of the 1992 Constitution, has appointed you as Auditor-General with effect from 23rd December, 2016.”

“Until the approval of the Report of the Prof. Boandoh Committee on Emoluments, the salary and allowances payable to the facilities and privileges available to you shall be indicated in the Prof. Ewurama Addy Committee Report”

“The provisions of the Article 146 of the 1992 Constitution relating to the removal of from Office of a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature Shall apply to you", the letter partly read.


Mr. Domelovo before this new position was a director at the Controller and Accountant General's department.