The President And The Auditor General – The Fight Over Accumulated Leave

President Akufo Addo and Daniel Domelevo

The President, Nana Akufo Addo and the Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo are locked in a tussle over whether the Auditor General must proceed on leave.

The recent trouble between the President and the Auditor General comes after the auditor has had encounters with key members of the president’s government.

The Senior Minister Osafo Maafo is among those who have faced enquiries from the office of the Auditor General.

The president’s letter from last week which directed Daniel to take his accumulated leave of 123 working days was seen as an attempt by the President to get him out of the way.

The 123 working days leave would have ended on third December, which would have been just 4 more days to the General Election.

Well, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, is not budging and in a long worded letter addressed to the President’s Secretary, he basically told the President that he was breaking the law by asking him to go on a 123-day accumulated leave.

The details are in the Labour Law.

The Labour Law prevents workers from accumulating their leave. When employees fail to take their leave in a particular year, it does not rollover.

As a result, the 123 days accumulated leave the President asked Daniel to embark on was unlawful.

Moreover, Daniel also indicated that he is prosecuting a Supreme Court case involving Osafo Maafo that he very much would like see-through.

Daniel’s letter
Daniel’s letter

With the Auditor General saying all but tell the President that he wasn’t going anywhere, all eyes are on the President’s office for how they will respond.


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