Auditor General Daniel Yao Domelevo says he has been instructed to take his annual leave because his work is embarrassing the government.
In a letter to the Secretary to the president, Nana Asante Bediatuo, he said the decision to instruct him to go on leave was not taken in good faith.
“I think it is necessary, however, to bring to the attention of the high office of the President a few matters relevant to our constitutional governance, due process and the rule of law,” the letter said.
But he’s choosing to follow the instruction simply out of respect for the office of the president.
President Akufo-Addo asked the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to take his accumulated leave last week.
Director of Communications at the Jubilee House in the statement said Mr Domelevo is expected to begin the leave on 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.
The statement further noted that since his appointment, Mr Domelevo has only taken nine working days of his accumulated annual leave of 132 days.
Mr Domelevo is to hand over all matters relating to his office to the Deputy Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu until his return from his “well-deserved leave.”