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Akuffo Addo Sued By GII, ACEP And other CSO’s Over Domelevo’s Removal to

Nine Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have come together to sue President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Supreme Court. He is being sued for the removal of the Auditor General Daniel Domelevo. Daniel was asked to proceed on a 167-day accumulated leave.

On Monday, a statement was released by the CSOs that said that they had hoped that the President would reconsider his decision.

However, certain developments since the Auditor-General was forced to leave his office have only worsened the situation. That is why they are seeking the intervention of the courts.

For this reason,  a full statement was released by the CSOs announcing their decision. Being represented by their lawyers, they filed a writ at the Supreme Court. They challenged the June 29, 2020 directive of the President that had sent the Auditor-General, Mr. Daniel Domelevo, on involuntary leave.

Akuffo Addo Sued By GII, ACEP And other CSO's Over Domelevo's Removal
Akuffo Addo Sued By GII, ACEP And other CSO’s Over Domelevo’s Removal

Furthermore, the President who appointed Mr. Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu to act as Auditor-General during the 167 working days because the Auditor-General is supposed to be away on forced leave.

So,on7th July, 2020, a coalition of CSOs called a press conference to appeal to the President to rescind on his directive on the Auditor-General.

The coalitions of CSOs, the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), and the English-Speaking section of the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) also implored the President to reconsider his decision.

They emphasized on the fact that, the July 7 press conference stated categorically that they would consider taking a legal action to defend the Constitution and the independence of the Auditor-General should it become necessary. Unfortunately, the president refused to rescind his decision.

We want to safeguard the independence of the Office of the Auditor-General and all independent constitutional offices so that they can discharge their lawful mandates effectively without fear or favour.

The 9 CSOs are:

  1. Ghana Center for Democratic Development or (CDD-Ghana)
  2. Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII)
  3. Citizen Ghana Movement
  4. Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP)
  5. Parliamentary Network Africa
  6. Penplusbytes
  7. Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA)
  8. SEND Ghana
  9. One Ghana Movement

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Paulina Atenei Anaba

Paulina Atenei Anaba is a Ghanaian online journalist and blogger, an entrepreneur, and a french tutor at Gbewaa College of Education. She is currently writing for Ghana's vibrant entertainment blog, Zackgh.com. She holds a degree in English and French from U.C.C. And a Masters degree in French (Linguistics) from the University of Ouagadougou. she is a team player and can work under any circumstance.Contact her on 0549614358 @zackgh.com to publish articles in your community and also to help promote and upload songs as well on our page. For your translations from French to English and vice versa, contact her.

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