Former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur has expressed disappointment in Economic and Organize Crime Office, EOCO for issuing caution statement to the Auditor General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo.
According to her, the Auditor General is an independence institution who is not answerable to anybody or authorities not even the President apart from the parliament under the constitution.
To this effect, the former Gender Minister, Nana Oye questions the authority of EOCO who is under the subsidiary of the Attorney General to invite a whole Auditor General Boss, Yaw Daniel Domelevo for questioning.
The former Minister and a human rights lawyer told this Portal in an interview that she had read a letter by Auditor General recounting EOCO investigating a procurement malpractice which Yaw Domelevo was invited and issued with a caution statement.
Nana Oye angrily stated that Yaw Domelevo’s response to the call of EOCO where they (EOCO) gain the ‘notoriety’ to give him a caution statement saddened her.
The EOCO actions against Yaw Domelevo was suspeciously masterminded by the NPP government for exposing the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo of a $ 1 million corruption deal and demands the Senior Minister to refund the money.
An allege hint this portal gathered indicates that the Auditor General led by Yaw Domelevo must be removed immediately else he would expose the NPP government for its ‘dubious’ moves against the State.
Lawyer Nana Oye Lithur argued that Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution says “the Auditor General in performance of his functions under the constitution or any other law is not subject to anybody or authority, therefore the Auditor General is independence and not subject to EOCO”.
Nana Oye was quick to add that the Auditor General is a way answerable to parliament and the only way to he (Domelevo) could be removed is by article 146 of the Constitution just as a Superior Court Judge.
By: Edudzi A. Gator