Domelevo’s absence not good for government’s anti-corruption fight – Prof Adei

The chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission says government’s move to force the Auditor-General to take his leave, does not create a good impression for its fight against corruption.

Professor Stephen Adei is worried that some institutions would feel the impact of his absence.

“There’s no doubt that he was making an important contribution but once again, at this moment and all that is happening, the impact on the institutions which we seem not to be building over the years, is what worries me,” he said on the Super Morning Show, Monday.

Prof. Adei explained that Daniel Domelevo’s contribution created an impression that he was making every effort to serve well in his position as the Auditor-General.

However, he says the Auditor-general’s work, despite him going on leave for some six months to come, according to the President’s orders, cannot be summed up into those few months.

“In the public arena, the impression was that he was making an effort in the anti-corruption crusade like Amidu,: he said. “Six months would not be the deciding factor of success or failure of the anti-corruption crusade.”

Prof. Adei encouraged those involved in the Auditor-General’s plight to manage the situation and continue to find a sustainable way to fight corruption.

He hopes for the return of the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to his position to continue fighting the good fight against corruption in the country.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General has been sued over Domelevo’s forced leave saga.

D&D Fellow in Public Law and Justice at CDD-Ghana, Professor Stephen Kweku Asare wants wants the Supreme Court to rule that the President’s directive is inconsistent with or is in contravention with the letter and spirit of Article 187(7)(a) of the Constitution, 1992.

Johnson Akuamoah who has been elevated to acting Auditor-General has also been named as a defendant in the case.

Source: myjoyonline.com

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