A Social Development Facilitator, Tony Dogbe, has alleged the existence of a possible scheme by some government-affiliated groups to get the Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo out of office.
He says the move is borne out of the Auditor General’s resolve to surcharge alleged corrupt officials including top appointees like the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo.
Pro-NPP pressure group, the Alliance for Accountable Governance, AFAG, has a petition pending before the Attorney General demanding a probe and prosecution of the Auditor General over some public procurement breaches.
As a result, the Auditor General is currently being probed by the Economic and Organized Crime Office, EOCO.
But Tony Dogbe in a Citi News interview said Mr.Domelevo is likely to be treated like the former EC boss, Charlotte Osei, considering the nature of the power play.
“Anytime the political parties come to power, they appoint their own foot soldiers into so many other state institutions. So there is a hijack and capture of the various state institutions. Look at what is now going on even with the Auditor General. The man said he is going to enforce the rules- he says the Senior Minister didn’t do something right. We have AFAG which is Pro-NPP and they are fighting the Auditor General. Just as they removed the chair of the EC, I won’t be surprised if they do the same to the Auditor General.”
The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has said it will petition President Nana Akufo-Addo to remove the Auditor-General over what it calls procurement breaches at the Attorney General’s Department.
The pressure group had early on indicated that the Auditor General allegedly violated procurement rules in the purchase of some goods for the office.
It, therefore, asked the Attorney General to commence criminal investigations into the procurement breaches of the Auditor-General and take the necessary actions against the Auditor General.
AFAG, in its latest statement, however, said management of the PPA seems to be shielding the Auditor General given that he had not yet been sanctioned for allegations levelled against him.
“Management of the PPA has since the delivery of the said letter, failed and or refused to respond to our simple query. This confirms vital information available to AFAG that, certain interests at the PPA seek to shield the Auditor General from legal scrutiny and accountability for his actions.”