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Ghana on its Way to Becoming a Dictatorship System, Vitus Azeem Warns

by The Ghana HIT

If Ghana continues to give more powers to the President or the Executive to control independent institutions, then a dictatorship system is all we will be beckoning. These are the sentiments of Anti-Corruption Campaigner, Vitus Azeem as he spoke in a radio interview where he noted that most of the public institutions in the country were virtually being controlled by the President through appointments. According to Azeem, that is like an indirect replacement of a democratic county with a dictatorship system.

“We have three arms of Government and if all the three arms of Government are not able to exercise their duty independently, in addition to the number of independent institutions that we have, we are gradually giving all the power to the President or the Executive and eventually we will have a dictatorship and not a democracy.” The anti-corruption campaigner stated.

Citing from the recent Auditor-General’s fiasco with the Audit Service, Azeem argued that it was in the interest of the country to allow the Auditor-General to work independently; free from any interference. His remarks follow the resumption to work by the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, on the 3rd of March after a long cumulative leave that happened as a directive from the Presidency in July 2020.

However, a day after his return to work, the Audit Service Board challenged his nationality and retirement age stating that Daniel Yao Domelevo is a Togolese and was born in 1960 hence was due for retirement on 1st June 2020. This challenge by the Audit Service Board saw President Akufo-Addo direct the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo to proceed on retirement.

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