Why the Audit Service is following Auditor-General Domelevo

What seemed to have been a case that was almost failed to remember has reemerged as the Audit Service Board has opened one more Pandora’s Box on troubled Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo.

This time, the Board is testing the identity and fundamentally, the retirement time of Domelevo, guaranteeing that he is a Togolese and because of data it has that shows that he was brought into the world in 1960, he ought to have gone on retirement on June 1, 2020.

As indicated by a report on citinewsroom.com, a progression of correspondences between the Chairman of the Audit Service Board, Prof. Edward Dua Agyeman, and Daniel Yao Domelevo, showed that the Audit Service Board had found such abnormalities and oddities and mentioned a clarification.

In a letter dated February 26, 2021, which subtleties the cases, the Board said that “Records at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) finished and endorsed by you demonstrate your date of birth as first June 1960 when you joined the plan on first October 1978. The records show that you expressed your clan as Togolese and a non-Ghanaian. That your old neighborhood is Agbatofe.”

Further, it expressed that “On 25th October 1992, you finished and marked a SSNIT Change of Beneficiary Nomination structure, expressing your ethnicity as a Ghanaian and your old neighborhood as Ada in the Greater Accra Region. The date of birth on your Ghanaian visa number A45800, gave on 28th February 1996 is first June 1961. That spot of birth is expressed as Kumasi, Ashanti Region.”

Giving a reaction to this, Domelevo composed that it was his granddad, a local of Ada in the Greater Accra Region, who had moved to Togo and remained at Agbatofe.

His dad, Augustine Domelevo, be that as it may, relocated from Togo to the then Gold Coast, he explained.

“Either my dad wrongly referenced Agbatofe in Togo as his old neighborhood to me, or I confused it at that point… My mom is likewise a Ghanaian,” he explained.

Clarifying further, he said that on the matter of his actual date of birth, he saw that the 1960 date of birth was an error “when I checked my data in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra.”

“The register has Yaw as a feature of my name and furthermore gives my date of birth as first June 1961 – this compares with Thursday or Yaw-the day of the week on which I was conceived,” his letter demonstrated.

However, the Audit Service Board, unconvinced about his clarification, in a letter dated March 2, 2021, said Daniel Yao Domelevo’s clarification and portrayal on his identity were insignificant.

The citinewsroom.com report added that the letter additionally portrayed Domelevo’s response to the issue of his date of birth as being conflicting.

“Perception of your reactions and clarifications contained in your above reference letter make your date of birth and Ghanaian identity significantly more far fetched and plainly sets up that you have offered bogus expressions as opposed to law.”

On Domelevo’s reference to his baptismal testament to affirm his date of birth, the Board said that the archive “is definitely not a substantial report to validate your date of birth.”

Also, the Board said Domelevo’s reference to a Parish Priest and arrangement of his contact for additional confirmation of his date of birth isn’t allowable.

Fundamentally, the Board thusly demanded that the Auditor-General was expected for obligatory retirement on June 1, 2020, and was indeed not a Ghanaian but rather a Togolese.

“Records caused accessible to the Board to show that your date of retirement was first June 2020 and taking everything into account you are considered to have resigned,” it noted.

In promotion of this, the Audit Service Board has shown that it is educating President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo about the new turn of events, anticipating the fundamental move to be made.

“By a duplicate of this letter, the board is educating the President who is your selecting power to make a vital move. Furthermore, the board is making accessible to the President all the important records available to us.”

In 2020, Daniel Yao Domelevo was approached to continue on his collected leave of 123 days yet had the length stretched out by 44 additional days to incorporate his leave for the year 2020 other than the underlying leave period determined from his 2017 to 2019 working years.

This was occasioned after it was seen that the Auditor-General had utilized just nine out of his 132 yearly leave days since expecting office in December 2016.

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