Akufo-Addo directs probe into A-G petition against Board Chair

President Nana Akufo-Addo has instructed his Secretary to look into a petition by Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, accusing his Board Chair, Prof. Edward Dua Agyeman of interference.

Nana Asante Bediatuo has also been tasked to report the outcome of discussions between the two public officials.

Daniel Domelevo has accused Prof. Dua Agyeman, a former Auditor-General between 2001 and 2009 during the administration of John Agyekum Kufuor, and the Governing Board, of unlawfully interfering in his work.

In a five-page petition dated July 27, 2018, the Auditor-General requested the President to intervene in the “unlawful interferences” by the Board Chairman and others whom he said, are clothing themselves with powers to direct and control him unconstitutionally.

Domelevo further threatened not obey “any unlawful instructions” from the Board, including existing and new decisions that he says are inconsistent with the Constitution.

The 10-point letter levelled several allegations against Prof. Dua Agyeman including “manipulating the procurement process”, “attempting to commission an audit”, “interfering with audit process” and “unlawful circulation of audit circulations”.

The President, therefore, wants his man Friday to do a detailed investigation and analysis of the petition and advice an action.

Checks also suggest most of the Board members have been unavailable due to varied reasons, one of the reasons the meeting has not been held.

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