Daniel Yao Domelevo, immediate past auditor general has secured a job with the European Central Bank less than a week after his retirement.
Domelevo who could not hide his joy at the new appointment took to facebook to express gratitude to Ghanaians for their support towards him.
It is not yet clear what role he will be assuming at the Christen Largarde led European Union Central Bank. He twittered on Friday “Details about my new job at European Central Bank will be made available. Thank you all for your support.”
The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the combined Eurozone. The ECB coordinates EU monetary policy, including setting the region’s target interest rates and controlling the supply of the Euro common currency. The ECB’s primary mandate is to achieve price stability through low inflation.1
Akufo-Addo encouraged me to take up my role
Mr Domelovo on Wednesday expressed gratitude to former President Mahama for appointing him in 2016 when he was confused.
Speaking at a thanksgiving Mass at the Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday Domelevo said he was grateful for the opportunity to work with the president.
“I would also like to thank President Nana Akufo-Addo for working with me. In fact, in 2016, when I was appointed and I was confused, as to whether to accept or reject the offer, a call came through from Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh,” he said.
Domelovo added “After greeting him, he [Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh] said, hold on for the president-elect. So Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo encouraged me and said, go and take the job. And that is why I am very grateful to him,” he told the gathering including some CSOs calling for his reinstatement by the president.
Delivering a homily at a thanksgiving mass , Bishop Kumordji, Bishop of the Keta and Akatsi Diocese of the Catholic Church said whereas the fight against corruption may seem to have been lost, Domelevo has set a tradition and a certain pace that he was convinced will be continued in Ghana’s fight against corruption.
Representatives of Civil Society Organisations such as the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Economic Fighters League as well as some former Ministers of State, Catholic bishops, some directors of the Audit Service attended the ceremony at Christ the King Parish in Accra.
You retired in June
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week notified Daniel Yao Domelevo that he cannot hold himself as the auditor-general again since official records show he retired on 1 June 2020.
According to a letter addressed to Domelevo dated 3 March 2021 and signed by secretary to the president Nana Bediatuo Asante, the embattled auditor-general’s date of birth is 1 June 1960 which therefore means his retirement was due last year June.
“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June 1960, and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June 2020,” the letter said.
It added: “Based on this information, the President is of the view that you have formally left office.”