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With Amidu; I may not need prosecutorial powers – Auditor General

Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo (1)

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, says his desire for prosecutorial powers from the Attorney General has abated a little following the appointment of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor. According to him, under section three of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, the Office can investigate alleged corruption and corruption-related offences, which are submitted to Parliament and the Attorney General by the Audit ...

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Auditor General wants to vet budget before parliamentary approval

Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo (1)

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has recommended an amendment of the relevant legal framework to enable his office give an opinion on government budgets before they are approved by Parliament. Mr. Domelevo believes that when this happens, the budget will be streamlined to avoid needless expenditure. Mr. Domelevo, since coming into office has sought to make the office more proactive ...

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Public servants earning over GHc3,700 to declare assets

Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo

Public Servants who earn GHc 3,727 and above as salaries, will be required to declare their assets, the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo has said. Explaining this on Point Blank on Eyewitness News, Mr. Domelovo made reference to Article 286 of the constitution, which defines who public officers are, and why they must declare their assets. These public officers ranged from the President of ...

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Auditor-General to begin locking funds of non-compliant MDAs

David Domelovo, Auditor General (2)

The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo, has served notice that his outfit will no longer tolerate the late response to audit queries from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MMDAs). Mr. Domelevo said the Auditor-General’s department will now go strictly according to the law and freeze the salaries of non-compliant MMDAs. Speaking at a public lecture to mark the Audit Service’s Accountability Week, Mr. Domelevo ...

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Funds for Auditor General to be released on time – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has assured the Auditor General’s Department that its budgetary allocation will be released on time. This assurance was part of a pledge by the Vice President to ensure that the department does not lack any critical resources to effectively carry out its mandate. Speaking at a public lecture to mark the Audit Service’s Accountability Week, Dr. Bawumia ...

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Auditor General to refer fraud cases to Special Prosecutor

David Domelovo, Auditor General (2)

The Ghana Audit Service will submit infractions it has identified in its reports to the Office of the Special Prosecutor (SP) for prosecution once it is fully set up. The Auditor General (A-G), Daniel Yaw Domelevo said under section three of the Special Prosecutor’s Act, it is required that the office should be able to investigate alleged corruption and corruption-related ...

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Stop leaking reports – Adjaho to Audit Service staff

The immediate past Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has called on staff of the Audit Service to resist the temptation of leaking reports of the Auditor General which are yet to be scrutinized and approved by Parliament. While emphasizing that the auditors are fallible hence the need for parliament’s rigorous scrutiny to ensure the information provided is accurate, he ...

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Auditor General’s report must be taken seriously – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo has said his government has an obligation to retrieve monies illegally acquired by officials indicted in the Auditor General’s report. Delivering his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, the President also emphasized the need for government to “treat the Auditor General’s report seriously.” His call comes on the back of revelations from a ...

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I’m not in dire need of prosecutorial powers – Auditor General

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has accused the media of blowing out of proportion his request to the Attorney General for prosecutorial powers to enable his outfit to deal with persons and institutions indicted in the annual audit reports. According to Domelevo, he is not in “dire need” of such powers as being speculated. “That is just a request we ...

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My ‘request’ for prosecutorial powers overblown – Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, has said his simple request for prosecutorial powers has been overblown by the media. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on  Tuesday, Mr. Domelevo said he was content with the Auditor-General’s powers to surcharge and disallow expenditure, per Article 181 of the constitution. “That is just a request we have made to the Attorney-General. It ...

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