The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched an unsparing attack on the Board Chairman of the Audit Service, Prof Dua-Agyemang, describing him as a ‘trickster' and incompetent.
The NDC verily believe the former Auditor-General does not have the credibility to undertake any role assigned to him, and thus, questioned why President Akufo-Addo appointed him.
Speaking at a press conference, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, insisted that the appointment of Prof. Dua-Agyemang has led to a number of illegalities and complete maladministration in the current government.
“It is the same hatchet man Dua-Agyeman, acting in the irresponsible, egotistic and sleazy manner that he has become infamous for, who has been responsible for all these acts of misgovernance and illegality. Shoddiness is his first name, dishonesty is his middle name and vindictiveness is his surname”, he said.
Allegations made by NDC against Prof Edward Dua-Agyeman
1. "It was Dua-Agyeman who was appointed Acting Auditor-General in 2001 when he was already past the mandatory retirement age of sixty years, and who stayed in office till mid-November 2009 when his terminal leave ended, even though the maximum duration beyond sixty years for his tenure under the Constitution is five years.
2. It was the same Dua-Agyeman, who the then Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Honourable Sam Sallas Mensah, then MP for Upper West Akyem Constituency, accused of dishonestly staying in office after the expiration of his constitutionally permitted term and questioned the legitimacy of audit reports signed by him after 2006.
3. It was the same Dua-Agyeman, who hounded Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, running mate of the then NDC Presidential Candidate Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission and others when they criticized the NPP government of the day under President J. A. Kufuor.
4. It was the same greedy Dua-Agyeman who harassed President Mills’ Government, claiming that he (Dua-Agyeman) was entitled to salaries from the state for the rest of his life after he had been paid ex gratia award as well as his emoluments".