The Auditor-General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo has been directed by the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to proceed on a hundred and twenty-three days accumulated annual leave.
In a presser sighted by The Vaultz News, the president’s decision to act on the record available to him is premised on sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Acts 651) mandate public officials to proceed on leave, as is the case of Mr. Domelevo.
According to the Act, “a worker is entitled to annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous service, which cannot be relinquished or forgone by the worker or the employer”.
The statement signed by the Director Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin indicated that the Auditor General has taken only nine out of his 132 working days of his accumulated annual leave since assuming office in December 2016.
Mr. Domelevo has in similar vein been directed to transfer authority to his deputy Mr. Johnson Akuamoah until his return.
The Auditor-General’s leave takes effect from Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The decision of the presidency is against the backdrop of the former Auditor-General, Edward Dua Agyemang, who was asked to progress on his accumulated annual leave of 264 working days during the late Prof. Evans Atta Mills.
According to information reaching The Vaultz News, Mr. Domelevo said, he hasn’t been served a letter to that effect.