The Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo has been accused of corruption once again but this time by a private citizen who lodged a complaint with the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).
The petition stated that the Audit Service had allegedly breached the Procurement Law, Act 663 in the procurement of vehicles worth almost GH¢6.2 million.
The Auditor General who has in the past been accused by the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) for the same alleged corruption has refuted the allegations and said that this is a “storm in a tea cup.”
Mr Domelevo added, “fighting corruption is dangerous, if you fight corruption, corruption will fight you in whatever way.”
Earlier in the year, AFAG asked the Attorney-General to commence criminal investigations into the procurement breaches of the Auditor-General and take the necessary actions against him.
The Auditor General said he was unfazed by the Attorney-General’s probe at the time, because there was no wrongdoing in the procurement of the vehicles.
He explained that when the alleged procurement breaches were brought to his attention late last year, the Audit Service had not paid for the vehicles until the Public Procurement Board directed that the monies be paid.
He added that when the investigations concluded that no money had been paid to the supplier; Toyota Ghana company Limited, the Board of the Public Procurement Authority ordered that the Audit Service should take immediate steps to pay the supplier.
In response to the alleged procurement breaches at the time, he said, “So we were simply complying with the directive of the Public Procurement Board, so that debt is legally genuine.”