The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the government is scheming to get the Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo removed.
Addressing a press conference in Accra Monday morning [November 25, 2019], the General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketiah said this was because of Mr Domelevo’s stance against that of the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo in relation to some payments made to a private firm, Kroll and Associates, which the government, through the Finance Ministry, paid US$1 million.
The Auditor-General is of the view that Kroll was paid for no work done, and has therefore asked that the evidence of actual work done by the private firm should be provided.
He insisted that the initiation of investigations into procurement breaches at the Auditor-General’s Office by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) was part of the elaborate plan to get him removed.
The Auditor-General, in a letter dated September 24, 2019, addressed to the Senior Minister, outlined reasons why the Senior Minister’s payment to Kroll Associates was to be disallowed and have him surcharged for the amount of Gh¢4,869,421.87 the equivalent of US$1,031,460.50 being payment to Kroll Associates for a contract awarded in September 2017 with the effective date of February 13, 2017, the NDC’s General Secretary added.