News in Brief

International Journal of Government Auditing – Summer 2017

Ghana

REPUBLIC OF GHANA APPOINTS NEW AUDITOR GENERAL

 

Photo: Daniel Yaw Domelevo

Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo has been appointed as Auditor General for the Republic of Ghana and the head of Ghana's Supreme Audit Institution (SAI).

Mr. Domelevo's expertise in Public Financial Management (PFM) includes a proven track record serving in several senior staff roles for the Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana for 18 years.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Domelevo also held numerous high-level positions that include Senior Financial Management Specialist with the World Bank responsible for the PFM project in Zimbabwe and Malawi, as well as Chief Accountant for the Ghana Film Industry Corporation (now TV3).

As a professional accountant, he has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) since 1992 and holds an Executive Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Business School of the University of Ghana.

Mr. Domelevo succeeded Mr. Richard Quartei Quartey, who retired after 7 years of service (2009-2016).

 

REPUBLIC OF GHANA AUDITOR GENERAL TO ENFORCE POWER OF SURCHARGE, DISALLOWANCE

 

Photo:  Rows of people seated and clapping their hands.

At a staff event in Accra, Ghana, Mr. Domelevo, indicated his commitment to enforcing the constitutional powers of surcharge and disallowance vested in him.

"If there is any legacy to leave behind at the end of my tenure, it will be to activate the AG's power of surcharge and disallowance to protect the public purse," Mr. Domelevo affirmed, and, he emphasized, "it is my utmost desire to defend the Constitution of Ghana and the national interest."

Mr. Domelevo said management would soon issue implementation guidelines enabling staff to gather sufficient and reliable evidence to enforce the constitutional provision associated with the AG's power of surcharge and disallowance as provided by the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.