The Bishop of Keta Akatsi Diocese, Gabriel Kumordji says he had lost hope in the fight against corruption until Daniel Yao Domelevo came onto the scene.
“I was discouraged that Ghana in our fight against corruption, we were not going to win. It was like we had lost it but at least when he [Domelevo] came, he gave us some hope,” he stated.
Bishop Gabriel Kumordji who spoke during Thursday’s Thanksgiving Service in honour of the former Auditor General admitted that Mr Domelevo has indeed left a legacy in the fight against corruption that will remain on the lips of many Ghanaians for years to come.
“You have set a tradition, you have set a certain pace and that is one of the things we are thanking God for. We are here to appreciate you [Domelevo] that even for short while, you have really make a mark.
“You have demonstrated to the world that indeed Ghana is not over that there are good people in Ghana,” he added.
He described the former Auditor General as a man who embodied the virtues of truthfulness, sincerity and probity.
President Akufo-Addo on March 3, directed that Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo should retire for the Office of Attorney General.
In a press statement signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, a report from the Audit Service Board intimated that Mr Domelevo has exceeded the eligible age to remain in the workforce, for that reason, he should be retired.
“The attention of the President of the Republic has been drawn to records and documents made available to this Office by the Audit Service, that indicate that your date of birth is 1st June, 1960, and that in accordance with article 199 (1) of the Constitution, your date of retirement as Auditor-General was 1st June, 2020.”
This follows a compulsory 167-day accumulated leave based on sections 20 (1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which apply to workers including public office holders such as the Auditor-General.
According to the Bishop, despite Mr Domelevo’s “forced” retirement as directed by the Office of the President, the nation remains hopeful in its fight against corruption because persons who will be appointed “will continue the fight.”
“There are good and sincere people. There are committed people in Ghana and if we can all allow our goodness, our sincerity, the values we learnt at home, the value we learn in our churches as Christians; the value we learn as people who are educated to rule our country, nobody will be poor [and] nobody will suffer,” he concluded.