The Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo has revealed that the Board Chairman of the Audit Service, Prof. Edward Dua-Agyemang is illegally occupying that position and has hijacked the day-to-day running of the independent state auditing institution.
This came up after Dua Agyemang had mounted a witch-hunt as the conspiracy between the Board Chair and President Akufo Addo to forcefully oust Domelevo picks up momentum.
The Dua Agyemang-inspired audit service reportedly hired one K and A Accounting Services to audit the foreign travels of Mr. Domelevo who has been arm-twisted by the Jubilee House to going on a forced annual leave totalling more than 160 days.
Dua Agyemang, on November 30, 2020, wrote a letter to Domelevo asking him to answer for a supposed accountable imprest of some US$ 4,020 from his foreign travels.
“The audit report shows that you have not retired the accountable imprest..you are required to account for the amount of US$4, 020.oo that was released to you with receipts within two weeks from the date of receipt of this letter,” the November 30 letter read.
But Yaw Domelevo has fired back in a strongly worded letter that infers that Dua Agyemang is a nuisance whom he will not oblige.
“I also wonder why you still hold yourself as the Board Chairman after the expiration of the Board’s term of office on 11th October 2020 contrary to section 5 of the Audit Service Act 2000 (Act 584), until you provide evidence of your reappointment in accordance with article 189 (I) of Act 584, I deem you to be acting ultra vires and treat you as such,” Domelevo fired back in a response written on December 2, 2020.
“…I will like to remind you that the question as to whether or not the audit is even legal, is before the Supreme Court for determination and for which reason your request is clearly contemptuous of the Court per writ number JI/2/2021 titled Daniel Yaw Domelevo v Prof. Edward Agyemang and two others,” an adamant Domelevo pointed out.
He then referred Prof. Dua-Agyemang to Section 2(3) and 7 of the Public Financial Management Act 2016, saying he is not accountable to the Board Chair. “I am not accountable to you. That said, not even a pesewa is outstanding against me for any advance or imprest that I took for any of my travels.”
A corruption scandal-prone Dua Agyemang has been dragged to the Supreme Court over meddling in the duties of the A-G.
It was Dua-Agyemang who had influenced President Akufo Addo to forced Domelevo on an annual leave that conveniently caused the Audit Service to lose its grips over Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo whom Domelevo found out to have fraudulently paid some US$ 1 million to British company Kroll and Associates for no work done.
The case went to court, and strangely, Prof. Dua Agyemang represented Osafo Maafo whom the Audit Service was investigating.