Domelevo locked out of office
The Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo yesterday returned to work after spending his 167 days mandatory leave only to find his offices locked up.
Independent checks by the Spot On News revealed that even though he arrived at the premises of the department at about 8 O’clock, his office was still under lock.
Mr Domelovo had been in a tussle with the Audit Service Board for the past two years, however, the situation escalated with the board wrote to inform the President who is the appointing authority that he had reached the retirement age.
The board is alleged to have made some findings in connection with the date of birth of Mr Domelovo on his Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) records.
According to the board, the records discovered at SSNIT had the date of birth of the Auditor-General changed from June 1, 1960 as submitted in 1978 to June1, 1961in 1993.
Following the discovery of the anomalies the board subsequently wrote to Mr Domelovo for explanation on the anomalies detected on his document.
A letter signed by the Board Chairman of the service, Mr Edward Dua Agyemang and addressed to Mr Domelovo said “Records made available to the board indicate that your date of retirement was 1st June 2020 and as far as the Audit Service is concerned you are deemed to retired.
It further stated that “By a copy of this letter, the board is informing the President who is your appointing authority to take necessary action.”
In a response to the letter, Mr Domelovo stated that his actual date of birth was June 1, 1961 and not June 1, 1961 and that the former date was an anomaly which was occasioned as a result of the circumstances beyond his control.
The Auditor-General contended that his late father, Augustine Domelevo, migrated from Togo to the then Gold Coast and stayed in several towns and villages before finally settling in Kwahu Adeemmra.
He explained that either his father wrongfully mentioned Agbatofe in Togo as his hometown to him or he misconstrued it at the time adding that “my mother is also Ghanaian.”
In relation to his date of birth, Mr Domelovo explained that “I noticed the mistake when I checked my information in the baptismal register of the Catholic Church in Adeemmra. The register has “Yaw” as part of my name and also provides my date of birth as 1st June 1961.
Meanwhile, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was yet to respond to a letter notifying him about the retirement status of the Auditor-General.