In fulfilment of sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to all workers are entitled to annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous Service, the President of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the country’s Auditor-General Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo to continue his accumulated annual leave beginning this Wednesday, 1st July, 2020.
The president’s directive was considered by some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as inappropriate, politically motivated and an agenda to frustrate and cover corruption under Nana Akufo-Addo’s NPP government.
Adding to that, the former Deputy Minister of Finance of Ghana Mr. Cassiel Ato Forson has noted that, it sadden him to know that, President Akufo-Addo has forcefully directed the Auditor-General to proceed on a 123 working days leave.
According to him, the action taken by the government is a sad day for Ghana’s democracy and fight against corruption.
The Member of Parliament for Ajumako Enyan Essiam Constituency said, President Akufo-Addo’s government “promised a new era of statecraft, to cite a previous event as justification is even more nauseating.”
Mr. Ato Forson in his statement revealed that, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) under president Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has been frustrating Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo since they came to power in January 7, 2017, because he has been exposing them over their corruptible practices across all sector.
“We all know, it has always been the motive of the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government to frustrate Mr. Domelevo, due to the wonderful work he is doing exposing the rot in Government and often clashing with those at the helm of affairs.” He said.
The Ajumako Enyan Essiam Lawmaker added with disappointment that, the deliberate attempt to force the Auditor-General to proceed with his accumulated annual leave is a “complete sham and disaster which is clutching at straws on its way out”
“Akufo-Addo government is not serious in fighting corruption. The question on the minds of many is whether this ill-timed decision is to stop the gallant public servant from investigating a massive rot in government? I am therefore calling on all well-meaning Ghanaians to condemn the move and demand that this obnoxious directive is rescinded immediately!” He added.
Read below the president’s directive asking the Auditor-General to proceed with his accumulated annual leave.