Thank Mahama for A-G appointment – Ace Ankomah
Private legal practitioner, Ace Ankomah has applauded the Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, for surcharging government officials found to have misappropriated state funds, an action which has not been effected for decades.
For him “Ghanaians should thank President Mahama for bringing this man to Ghana” as Mr Domelevo has been bold enough to take the action.
Mr Ankomah was of the view that Mr Domelevo has been involved in the implementation of a similar law in Zambia to have public officials who squander government funds pay back, yet, Ghana has been slow to act on the law.
“This man took our law which I summarised as ‘if you play the fool with the money, we play the fool with you’. He took that law which we haven’t implemented for 25 years, the same law to Zambia. Zambia passed it and [is] implementing it [but] Ghana needed a civil society organisation to spend hundreds of thousands of cedis to go to the Supreme Court for the Auditor General to implement it but a Ghanaian had taken that law to a different country who appreciates our law better than us. He had done this before he was appointed and in fact, Ghanaians should thank President Mahama for bringing this man to Ghana,” he told Accra based Joy FM on Wednesday, August 2 2017.
So far the Auditor General has surcharged 11 individuals with the expectation of more in the coming months.
Mr Domelevo announced the disallowance of the expenditure/surcharge at a press conference on Wednesday, 2 August in Accra.
Four people have so far been served and the remaining seven will be served in the course of the week.