The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations against corruption is appealing to President Nana Addo to rescind his decision on the Auditor –General Daniel Yao Demelevo’s leave and recall him to office to prosecute his duties.
President Nana Addo on June 29, 2020 directed the Auditor-General Yao Demelevo to proceed on 123 days accumulated leave effective July 1, 2020.
But speaking on Day Break Upper East, Executive Secretary of Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Mrs. Emefa Nartey said, the basis for Yao Demelevo’s leave was unconstitutional hence the plea for his resumption of duty.
“The Auditor-General is an independent body and he’s supposed to work independently with interference and for the president to come in to the level of the Auditor-General to ask him proceed on leave is a bit challenging and disappointing to us”.
“We believe that, the constitution does not give the president that opportunity to authorize and direct people to go on leave that we believe is the work of the public service commission.
…And the other issue has to do with the accumulated leave which is also not in our statutory books and so to direct Demelevo to proceed on leave has no basis in any law and that is why we are appealing to the president Nana Addo to rescind his decision on this issue and call Yao Demelevo back to office”.
She appealed to well-meaning Ghanaians who align to their course to bring back Daniel Demelevo to course by subscribing to their hashtag ‘Bring Back Yao Demelevo’.
Mrs. Nartey also commended government’s digitization of the economy adding that, it contributed significantly to fighting corruption.