Former Auditor-General, Daniel Domelovo has reacted after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said his successor (Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu) has done better in a short time than he did in years.
The President during the Arrupe Jesuit and the Catholic Professional Guilds Town Hall Meeting in Accra on Thursday described the performance of the acting Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu as ‘unheard of’.
“The Acting Auditor-General has demonstrated sufficient quality and independence of view. For instance, he is responsible for some things that are unheard of. In our history, the 12 statutory reports that have to be compiled and placed before Parliament in the year of Parliament, this is the first time it has ever been done.
“Even the most touted Auditor General before him never managed to do it and this one has done it. I think on the basis of the work that he has done, the independence with which he has gone around with his work, if today efforts are made to confirm him, I believe it should be done, and that confirmation process will gather more public support,” Akufo-Addo said.
However, in what seemed like a response to the President’s comment, Daniel Domelovo said to get more results in the fight against corruption, there would have to be more action and less rhetoric.
“A good number of Ghanaians would like to see more action against corruption other than rhetoric. Unfortunately, the leadership of the country is very good at rhetoric. In my humble opinion, public funds are saved only when you have an effective administration with public accounting procurement systems,” he said.