The Attorney General and the Acting Auditor General Johnson Akuamoah have been sued over Auditor-General Daniel Domelovo’s accumulated leave saga.
Prof Stephen Kweku Asare a Fellow in Public Law and Justice at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has sued both at the Supreme Court.
He wants the 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.
Prof. Asare is asking the court for an order of interlocutory injunction to restrain the Acting Auditor General Johnson Akuamoah from acting as such.
Prof. Asare after the President directed Domelevo to proceed on leave came out and described the move as unconstitutional.
He argues the office of the Auditor-General is a very important position which should not be toyed with. He maintains annual leave is by nature voluntary. He explains it is a right earned by an employee that should not be available to the appointing authority to be deployed as a sanction to exercise disciplinary control.
The Genenis of the whole saga begun when President Akufo-Addo on July 4 extended the accumulated leave period of the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo from 123 days to 167 effective July 1, 2020.
This came in the wake of concerns raised by Mr. Domelovo over the directive to take his accumulated leave because his work, according to him, is embarrassing the government.
A letter by Mr Domelevo dated July 3, 2020, outlined a series of reasons why he believes the directive leaves much to be desired including what he described as “bad faith” on the part of the Presidency.