President Nana Akufo-Addo has told Cable News Network (CNN) that embattled former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo was not forced out of office.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, May 3, the Ghana President reiterated that Mr Domelevo’s resignation was due to his attainment of the national retirement age of 60.
“There’s a time for retiring which is prescribed by statue not my making. If you are 60 years old you’re supposed to no longer to be able to work in the public service,” he said.
“The Auditor-General, like me… should be some of the first [persons] to recognize the laws in our country,” Akufo-Addo stated.
On the night of March 3, the President retired the anti-graft campaigner who had just returned from a 167-day forced leave.
This move was heavily criticized by a section of the public.