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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo, to take his accumulated annual leave of 123 days and hand over the affairs of his office to his deputy, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu.
A statement from the Presidency under the signature of Director of Communications, Eugene Arhin, explained the president’s decision is based on Sections 20(1) and 31 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).
The said Act entitles every worker including public officer holders such as the Auditor-General to an annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous service, an entitlement which cannot be relinquished or forgone by the worker or the employer.
Per the directive, the Auditor-General is expected to hand over and proceed on leave effective, Wednesday, July 1.