An interest group, One Ghana Movement, has demanded a stop to what it says is a calculated witch-hunt of Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, by the Akufo-Addo government.
The One Ghana Movement said the new style the witch-hunt has taken is shameful. The group was reacting to a curious letter written by the Audit Service board claiming Domelevo should not be allowed to return to the office because he is supposed to be in retirement.
“The OneGhana Movement is gravely concerned about what appears to be a clear case of witch-hunting to prevent arguably one of only a handful of Ghana’s long-standing celebrated anti-corruption fighters in public service from doing his work,” the group said in a statement.
“The latest twist to the hunt is as ridiculous as it is a most shameless act against the Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo who was extra-judicially forced to take 167 days leave from work, at a critical point in time in the case against then Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo over the Kroll scandal.”
The statement from One Ghana comes in the wake of the impasse between Mr. Domelevo and the Audit Service Board.
The Auditor-General had been forced to go on mandatory leave last year after he confronted Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, over a dubious US$1million that he paid to UK company, Kroll and Associates.
While Domelevo was rounding up the 167 leave he was virtually sentenced declared him persona non grata, informing him that he is deemed to have retired in June last year because information that the Board has dug on him indicates he was born in 1960 and nit 1961 as he claims.
The Audit Service Board also branded Mr. Domelevo a Togolese claiming his documents at SSNIT shows he is originally from Agbetofe in Togo and not Ada in Ghana.
“We are reminded that even Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Jerry John Rawlings had their citizenship questioned by their detractors and urge Mr. Domelevo to be unshaken by the laughable dirt-digging to smear his enviable reputation,” One Ghana Movement said.