*As new Auditor-General
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Barely a month after hailing him as an efficient hand than his predecessor in the role, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has formally appointed the acting Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, as the substantive occupant of the office.
Mr Asiedu’s appointment takes retrospective effect from August 27, 2021.
A September 7, 2021 letter signed by the Chief of staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare confirmed the President’s appointment.
Mr Asiedu, then deputy to ‘celebrated’ Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, was asked to act till a substantive head was appointed.
He started his acting role on June 1, 2020, upon the retirement of Domelevo under controversial circumstances.
President Akufo-Addo showered praise on the then acting Auditor-General for his work in the fight against corruption.
The President said since his appointment, he had demonstrated the quality of work and independence of view so far.
“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.”
The president was speaking at a meeting with members of the Ghana National Anti-Corruption Coalition at the Jubilee House.