President Nana Akufo-Addo has re-emphasized that his government did not force former Auditor-General Daniel Domelevo out of office.
According to him, Mr Domelevo had attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 and, thus, needed to go.
“If you are 60 years old, you’re supposed to no longer be able to work in the public service”.
“There’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statute, not my making.’
‘If you are 60 years old you’re supposed to no longer be able to work in the public service,” he told CNN in an interview Monday.
In a letter dated March 3, 2021, the President, through his secretary, Nana Bediatuo Asante said;
“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June 1960, and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020.”
“Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office,” the President said.
Mr Domelevo, prior to his retirement, was asked to proceed on a 167-day accumulated leave.
However, the President noted he was simply following the law.