The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations against corruption has described President Nana Akufo-Addo’s forced retirement of the Auditor-General, Mr. Daniel Domelevo as an affront to good governance and the fight against corruption.
In a press statement issued by the group, said “the coalition is extremely disappointed about this development, especially the manner in which the matter has been handled by the presidency acting in concert with the chairman of the Audit Service Board Prof. Edward Dua Agyemang”.
The group added that “the forced retirement of a constitutionally independent Auditor General who has excelled in his role since assuming office – recovering millions of cedis for the state leveraging his surcharge and disallowances powers – is not only constitutionally perverse but it sends the wrong signals about the Nana Addo led-government commitment to fighting corruption and upholding the rule of law”.
The statement further added that “this action by the office of the president practically eviscerate the independence of the office of the Auditor-General and other constitutional bodies”.
Read the full press statement below:
Filed By Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com