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NPP government plotting to sack Auditor General to cover up rots?

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Auditor General

There is a high-level conspiracy masterminded by high profile NPP members to get the Auditor General Daniel Domelevo dismissed in order to cover up some rots under the NPP administration.

According to Prime News Ghana's sources, some high profile appointees of the Akufo-Addo government are bent on using all possible means to get the Auditor General  appointed by former administration removed as he officially begins to auditing state institutions performance under the NPP adimninstration.

A publication by the Daily Guide newspaper on Monday, September 10, 2018, headlined "Auditor General Snubs Nana Over GH¢640m Contractors’ Audit" stated that Reports about the Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo running a one-man-show at the Audit Service are gaining ground, as it has emerged that he has ignored a directive from President Akufo-Addo to audit the liabilities of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to contractors as of December 31, 2016, for them to be paid.

The Auditor-General, who has received money he requested to carry out the audit from the exchequer, says that nobody can force him to do his job.

 Daily Guide gathered that in August 2017, Cabinet requested an audit of the liabilities of MMDAs as of 31 December, 2016, prior to the payment of contractors, who executed projects at the assemblies at the cost of over GH¢640 million.

The Ministry of Local Government drew the attention of the President to the huge indebtedness of the assemblies to the contractors who agitated for their monies.

The Auditor-General was said to have asked for budget to carry out the exercise and duly submitted GH¢1,346,856 which was released by the Finance Ministry as far back as February, 2018.

Seven months after the release of the money, no audit has been conducted, but the Auditor-General indicated to the President that the money should be returned to the Consolidate Funds.

A reminder from the Audit Service Board and the Senior Minister for Mr Domelevo to do the needful was ignored"

However, in an exclusive interview with Prime News Ghana's Clement Edward Kumsah, Auditor General Daniel Domelevo said the report by the Daily Guide is malicious and must be disregarded by all and sundry and that he is in talks with his lawyers for possible court action.

Meanwhile, the Auditor General has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to stop the “manipulation” of procurement processes currently happening in his office.

Daniel Domelevo in the petition accused his Board Chairman, Prof. Edward Dua-Agyeman; and the Board of the Audit Service, of “unlawful interferences and violations” of his constitutional mandate.

According to him, Prof Duah-Agyeman has also attempted to interfere with audit processes and further taken procurement decisions in his absence.

“I wish to bring to your attention the unlawful interferences and violations of my constitutional mandate by the Board Chairman, Prof. Edward Dua-Agyeman, and the Board of Ghana Audit Service, and respectfully request for your intervention,” Auditor General's petition to the president said.

Below is the Auditor General's petition to the President




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