President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the Auditor- General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo, to proceed on his accumulated annual leave of 123 days.
A release signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Office of the President, said the decision is based on section 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 that indicates that 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 Act, he said, applies to all workers including public officers such as the Auditor-General.
According to the Presidency, Mr. Yaw Domelevo has since his appointment as Auditor-General on 30th December 2016, taken only nine working days of his accumulated annual leave of 132 working days
The release stated that on 9th April 2009 the late President 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 (264) working days.
President Akufo-Addo, it said, therefore paid attention to precedent in directing the Auditor-General to take his accumulated annual leave.
Mr. Domelevo has been directed to hand over all matters relating to his office to Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Deputy Auditor-General, to act as Auditor- General, until his return.
Read a copy of the release below: