A promising bout turf war in its early stage is set to explode at the Auditor-General’s department between Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, and the Audit Service Board, led by Edward Dua Agyemang as bad blood seethes.
The no-nonsense anti-corruption Domelevo was not prevented from going to his office when he resumed today, March 3, 2020, in spite of the fact that the Dua-Agyemang Board had written to inform him that he was not welcome from his forced 167-day to annual leave because he [ Domelevo] is supposed to have retired since 2020.
Domelevo, who has dismissed the letter of the Board, was on a ‘by-force’ leave that President Akufo-Addo had forced him to take in what cleared the coast for former Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, to get way with the dubious payment of US$1million to a UK company for no work done.
But after Domelevo had written back to Dua Agyemang informing him that he had no authority to ask him to retire, he returned to his office today to crown his defiant letters with action.
The Auditor General spoke to journalists briefly at his office after returning, saying he did not want to delve into the issues and that he was thankful to the media for showing concern over the witchhunt he has been enduring at the Audit Service.
The basis of the Audit Service Board’s announcement to the Auditor General that he has been a retiree since June 2020 was a supposed discovery at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust that Mr. Domelevo had forged his age and nationality.
According to Edward Dua Agyemang, he dug up on Domelevo and found out that the man had been born in 1960 and not 1961 as he has on his employment files. Consequently, he clocked the mandatory retirement age of 60 in June 2020 instead of June 2021 that he is officially expected to retire.
Dua Agyemang also wrote that he had discovered that the AG’s hometown is originally Agbetofe in Togo, and not Ada in Ghana, effectively branding him as a citizenship fraudster.
Domelevo and Dua Agyemang have not seen eye to eye in the Audit Service because Dua Agyemang is said to be the source of corruption at the state auditing department.
In 2018, Mr. Domelevo reported him to the President over his leak of audit findings to some affected companies and individuals.
He has also been reported for altering audit reports even though he is not the Auditor General.
But what seemed to have steered Domelevo into a collision course with the Akufo Addo administration was his confrontation of former Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo over the dubious payment of US$1million to UK Company, Kroll and Associates for no work done.
After Osafo Maafo failed to provide satisfactory answers for paying the questionable sums to Kroll and Associates, Domelevo, surcharged, incurring the wrath of the Jubilee House.
Domelevo’s confrontation of Osafo Maafo was therefore deemed as an act of war. At the behest of Dua Agyemang, President Akufo-Addo forced Domelevo into a 167-day mandatory leave even though the man did not care for his leave.
This cleared the way for the government to clear Osafo Maafo of the surcharge by Domelevo.