The auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has hit back at President Akufo-Addo for directing him (Domelevo) to proceed on leave.
According to him, the Compulsory leave directive from the Presidency breaches the the labour law and is unconstitutional.
In a three page letter, he argued that based on recent labour law and practice, “no worker is deemed to have accumulated any leave on account of their having failed, omitted, neglected or even refused to enjoy their right to annual leave, which the law guarantees for their benefit, not the employer.”
“I consider it an honour to be of service to the State and urge that you reconsider the directive in order to protect the sanctity of the labour law, the constitution and the independence of the Auditor-General which is of utmost importance in so far as ensuring that the constitutional principles of probity, transparency and accountability are concerned,” he added.
Mr Domelevo was ordered to proceed on leave effective Wednesday July 1, 2020.
The Presidency said the directive was based on sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (651).
Below is the full letter;
Source: Nana Kwame/Smartandstuck.com