President Akufo-Addo has appointed the acting Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, as the substantive Auditor-General.
Mr Asiedu’s appointment takes retrospective effect from August 27, 2021.
President Akufo-Addo confirmed Mr Asiedu’s appointment in a letter dated September 7, 2021, which was signed by the Chief of staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.
Mr Asiedu took over as the Acting Auditor-General when his immediate past boss, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo, retired from office as the Auditor-General on June 1, 2020.
Akuamoah Asiedu has been the acting Auditor General since June 2020 and his confirmation as the substantive head takes retrospective effect from 27 August 2021
“I have the honour to inform you that, in consultation with the Council of State, His Excellency the President has appointed you as the Auditor General with effect from 27 August 2021,” the letter says.
In August this year, Akufo-Addo commended Asiedu for his work in the fight against corruption since his appointment. He said Asiedu has demonstrated quality of work and independence of view so far.
“The acting Auditor General has demonstrated sufficient quality and independence of view,” said Akufo-Addo during a meeting with members of the Ghana National Anti-Corruption Coalition at Jubilee House in Accra. “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 said.