President Akufo-Addo has asked the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to take his accumulated leave, a statement from the presidency has said.

Director of Communications at the Jubilee House in the statement said Mr Domelevo is expected to begin the leave on Wednesday July 1, 2020.

“The President’s decision to direct Mr Domelevo to take his accumulated leave is 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 Act, a worker is entitled to annual leave with full pay, in a calendar year of continuous service which cannot be relinquished or forgone by the worker or the employer,” the statement said.

The statement further noted that since his appointment, Mr. Domelevo has only taken nine working days of his accumulated annual leave of 132 days.

Mr Domelevo is to hand over all matters relating to his office to the Deputy Auditor-General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu until his return from his “well-deserved leave.”