Elizabeth Ohene writes: Maybe we don’t need leave

One thing struck me in the ongoing tussle between the Auditor General and the Presidency: the Auditor General is entitled to 44 working days leave in a year. I know that the accepted doctrine in Ghana is that the public service is not well remunerated, and I might well be stepping on some sore toes […]

H. Kwasi Prempeh writes: Domelevo’s leave and imperial president

It is a mark, perhaps, of the enduring influence of the Imperial Presidency on our thinking, both as lawyers and as non-lawyers, that it has come to be assumed, as almost axiomatic, that (1) every holder or occupant of an independent constitutional office must have a human “boss”; (2) the default boss must, of necessity, […]

You’re not a lawyer, I’ll forgive you – Presidency replies Domelevo

Less than 24 hours after he attempted to rebut the directive by the President to take his accumulated leave of 123 days, Auditor-General Daniel Yaw Domelevo has been told that he has no choice in this matter. In a strongly worded letter to the Auditor-General dated Friday, the Presidency says Mr Domelevo’s leave days cannot […]

Domelevo schools Akufo-Addo on ‘accumulated leave’

Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo says there is nothing called “accumulated leave” per his knowledge of the labour law of Ghana. His comment comes days after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo directed him to take his “accumulated leave” days. Related: ACCUMULATED LEAVE DIRECTIVE NOT TAKEN IN GOOD FAITH – AUDITOR-GENERAL FIRES BACK The President in a […]

Accumulated leave directive not taken in good faith – Auditor-General fires back

The Auditor-General has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reconsider a directive for him to take his “accumulated leave.” Daniel Yaw Domelevo says the President’s directive may not have been taken in “good faith” because there are other appointees of the President who have not been on leave since 2017. President Akufo-Addo’s failure to […]

Domelevo goes after non-asset declaring public officials in 2019 Audit Report

The Auditor-General has directed all staff of the Ghana Audit Services and other contractors to ensure that public officers who have not complied with the assets declaration regime are singled out for swift action.  Article 286 of the 1992 Constitution and the Public Office Holders (Declaration of Assets and Disqualification) Act, 1998, (Act 550) enjoin […]