After his removal from office as Auditor General, Daniel Yao Demelevo, says he now become popular in the eyes of right-thinking people locally and int
After his removal from office as Auditor General, Daniel Yao Demelevo, says he now become popular in the eyes of right-thinking people locally and internationally.
According to him, even though, those who orchestrated his removal succeeded but he is not perturbed at all and has become popular as a result.
“Those who got me out of office served their interest and they also succeeded in marketing me very well for which I am grateful to them for the pro bono work they did for me. Even though they secured their interests interestingly.
“People meet me and congratulate me on the Supreme Court’s ruling but I tell them the court ruled in the president’s favour not mine,” he said Pan African TV.
Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, published an article on December 4, 2020, to detail events leading to the woes of the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, and a directive from the Presidency forcing him to proceed on leave.
Manasseh Azure explains that the public manifestation of the acrimonious tussle between Domelevo and the government that resulted in the Auditor-General’s woes can be traced to work done by the Audit Service on the Ministry of Finance.
“It started when the Auditor-General issued an audit observation dated January 21, 2019, to the Ministry of Finance after an audit revealed that the Ministry of Finance had paid a UK-based investigation firm, Kroll Associates, an amount of $1,031,460.50 but there was no evidence of work done.
“What caught the attention of the auditors was that the contract between the government and Kroll Associates was signed in September 2017, but ‘invoices include February, May, June, and August 2017, an indication that Kroll Associates Ltd commenced work 7 months before the actual contract,’” Manasseh Azure Awuni writes in his latest article.