The Auditor General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo has revealed that the current administration is resourcing his department very well to the extent he lacks nothing.
According to him, the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been very supportive with respect to releasing resources for the running of his outfit to give off its best.
Speaking at the OccupyGhana vrs Attorney-General Anniversary, he said ” The executive has been very supportive, and I said it in Egypt, that the problem about Africa is that we set up all these structures and we don’t fund them, but in Ghana I have received not everything that I wanted but a substantial increase in support.”
He was full of praise for government for giving clearance for the recruitment of more staff to augment the current number.
” I must say the executive has played its part, I hope you are aware when there was a change in government , the first announcement we heard was a ban on procurement of vehicles, is that not it? but this was the time government gave us the permission to buy 34 vehicles to support the audit service, we had never bought ten (10) vehicles in the history of he Audit service before, but this permission was granted, up till today some people are struggling to get clearance to recruit staff.
‘I must say that it has been a collaboration and I love it a lot, first the legislature has been very supportive in approving budgetary allocation to the Ghana Audit service, amount which are about three folds of what it was before I came into office.
But government gave us the permission on two occasions. As of today we have recruited from 2017 to date more than 400 additional staff just to support us to do our work’
He commended the legislature for the collaboration he has enjoyed over the period adding “I must say that it has been a collaboration and I love it a lot, first the legislature has been very supportive in approving budgetary allocation to the Ghana Audit service, amount which are about three folds of what it was before I came into office”