A-G's delay in submitting 2019 report an attempt to cover malfeasance on the part of government - Minority
The Minority in Parliament is piling pressure on the Acting Auditor-General to submit the 2019 financial year report to Parliament.
The Minority caucus has described as “deliberate and unpardonable the failure of the Acting A-G Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu to submit the reports.
They say this delay could be an attempt to cover up malfeasance on the part of Government because it is an election year.
The Minority held a presser on September 28, 2020, and the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said the substantive Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Domelevo, who was asked by the President to proceed on a forced 167-day leave, “had laboured to ensure that all reports are submitted to Parliament within the statutory timelines”.
“It is, therefore, sad that the failure to submit the said reports on time to Parliament only occurred after the ill-advised and unfortunate decision of the President, directing the Auditor-General to proceed on compulsory retirement”,
“The Minority Caucus is particularly concerned that these delays may be deliberate for the primary purpose of avoiding further embarrassment to the Government. It is our hope that the delays are not intended to cover up malfeasance on the part of Government because this year is an election year”.
After the lengthy talk, they called on the Acting Auditor-General to as a matter of urgency submit to Parliament, his reports for the 2019 financial year.