Akufo-Addo extends Auditor-General’s appointment beyond retirement date

Source The Ghana Report

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the appointment of the Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, for two more years.

Initially, Mr. Asiedu was scheduled to retire effective August 1, 2024.

This was contained in a notice dated June 19 and addressed to all staff members of the Ghana Audit Service.

“I wish to bring to the information of all staff that His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana has extended the tenure of the office of the Auditor-General, Mr Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, for the next two years.”

“The Service extends its congratulations to our Auditor-General on the extension of his appointment,” the notice said.

Mr. Asiedu’s appointment took effect on August 27, 2021, following the retirement of his boss, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, in 2020.

He became the ninth A-G of Ghana since the position of Auditor-General was first created in 1951 and the fifth A-G of the Fourth Republic.

Until his appointment, Mr. Asiedu was the Deputy Auditor-General responsible for the Public Boards, Corporations and other statutory agencies. He was first appointed to act in July 2020.

He joined the Ghana Audit Service in December 2004 as an Assistant Auditor-General and Head of the Internal Audit Unit. Before joining the Audit Service, he had worked for seven years at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), now the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), rising through the ranks to become Head of the Finance Department.

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