Comparing Acting Auditor General To Domelevo Was Unnecessary - Vitus Azeem To Akufo Addo
Anti-corruption crusader, Vitus Azeem has questioned the basis for President Nana Akufo Addo’s assessment of the performance of the Acting Auditor-General, Mr Johnson Akuamoah in relation to that of the former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo. He believes the comparison of the two is unnecessary. Akufo Addo on the Wednesday, August 18, 2021, lauded Mr. Johnson
Akuamoah Asiedu for his work in the fight against corruption since his appointment. President Akufo Addo said Mr. Asiedu has demonstrated the quality of work and independence of view so far. According to him, those are clear indications of his professionalism and readiness to fight corruption. President Akufo-Addo
thus concluded that Mr. Asiedu in his short stay in office has been able to do things that the “most touted” Yao Domelevo couldn’t do. The Acting Auditor-General has demonstrated sufficient quality and independence of view. For instance, he is responsible for some things that are unheard of in our history. The 12 statutory
reports that have to be compiled and placed before Parliament in the year of Parliament, this is the first time it has ever been done. Even the most touted Auditor General before him never managed to do it, and this one has done it. I think on the basis of the work that he has done, the independence with which he has gone
around with his work, if today efforts are also made to confirm him, I also believe it should be done, and that confirmation process will gather more public support. However, Mr. Vitus Azeem in an interview questioned the basis for the comparison and according to him, the President Akufo-Addo is only laying the grounds for the
confirmation of Mr. Asiedu as the substantive Auditor-General. He inisted that the president is only interested in praising his appointees even when they also are not performing as expected of them. Mr. Domelevo was not removed from office for poor performance in the first place and so comparing the two of them, I don’t think it
was necessary. Mr. Domelevo was removed because of his age and since then, the president has appointed people to public offices who are older than 65 years, but he doesn’t see anything wrong with that. He is only laying the grounds to confirm Acting Auditor General as the substantive Auditor-General, which is what he does very often, praising his appointees.