President orders Domelevo to proceed on accumulated leave from tomorrow
With effect from tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Auditor General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo, is to take his accumulated annual leave of 123 working days, Jubilee House has directed.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Communications at Presidency, Eugene Arhin, issued yesterday.
The President’s decision to direct Mr Domelevo to proceed on leave was in accordance with sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to all workers, including public office holders, Jubilee House said.
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 explained.
Since his appointment as Auditor General on December 30, 2016, Mr Domelevo has taken only nine working days of his accumulated annual leave of approximately two hundred and thirty-two working days, the statement added.
In view of precedence, the release recalled that “on 9th April, 2009, the 3rd President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency the late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, directed the then Auditor-General, Mr Edward Dua Agyeman, to take his accumulated annual leave of approximately two hundred and sixty-four working days.”
According to the statement: “President-Akufo-Addo paid attention to this precedent in directing the Auditor-General to take his accumulated annual leave of one hundred and twenty-three working days.”
Meanwhile, Mr Domelevo has been directed to hand over all matters relating to his office to Mr Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, Deputy Auditor-General, to act as Auditor-General until his return from his well-deserved leave.