The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed the Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo, to take his accumulated annual leave of 123 working days.
A statement by Director of Communications, Office of the President, Eugune Arhin, said Mr Domelevo is expected to begin the leave on Wednesday July 1, 2020.
“Since his appointment as Auditor-General on September 30, 2016, Mr Domelevo has taken only 9 working days of his accumulated annual leave of 132 working days,” the statement signed on Monday, June 29, said.
“The President’s decision to direct Mr Domelevo to take his accumulated leave is based on sections 20 (1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to workers, including public office holders such as the Auditor-General.”
“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 also noted that the Auditor-General has been further directed to hand over all matters relating to his office to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Deputy Auditor-General, to act as Auditor-General, until his return from his well-deserved leave.