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The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has urged President Akufo-Addo to reconsider the directive to proceed on his accumulated leave.

According to him, the directive breaches the constitution and independence of the office of the Auditor- General.

 Daniel Domelevo in a statement has argued that based on recent labor law and practice, “no worker is deemed to have accumulated any leave on account of their having failed, omitted, neglected or even refused to enjoy their right to annual leave, which the law guarantees for their benefit, not the employer”.

“I consider it an honour to be of service to the State and urge that you reconsider the directive in order to protect the sanctity of the labour law, the constitution and the independence of the Auditor-General which is of utmost importance in so far as ensuring that the constitutional principles of probity, transparency and accountability are concerned”, he added.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday June 29, 2020 directed the Auditor General Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo to begin his accumulated annual leave of 132 working days effective from Wednesday July 1, 2020.

The President further directed Mr Domelevo to hand over all matters relating to his office to Deputy, Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu until his return from his well-deserved leave.

A statement signed by the Director Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin indicated that the Auditor General has taken only nine working days of his annual leave since assuming office in December 2016.

The Presidency said the directive was based on sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (651).

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / feliciagyasiwaah9@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020

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