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General News of Saturday, 11 September 2021

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

All you need to know about Akuamoah Asiedu - Domelevo’s deputy who replaced him

Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu was appointed by the President as new Auditor-General Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu was appointed by the President as new Auditor-General

• Former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo has been replaced

• In his stead, his immediate past deputy, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu has been confirmed as Head of the Audit Service

• Mr. Akuamoah Asiedu prior to his appointment was acting as Acting A-G


Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu has been confirmed as the new Auditor-General. This comes after the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a previous letter in March 2021, acknowledged Mr. Domelevo’s retirement and appointed Mr. Akuamoah Asiedu as Acting A-G.

Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu who before this was the deputy of Daniel Domelevo was asked, per the letter, to, “act as Auditor-General until the president appoints a substantive Auditor-General”.

A new letter signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare confirmed the President’s appointment of Mr. Asiedu as substantive A-G.

Per the details of the letter, his role as the head of the Ghana Audit Service took effect from August 27, 2021.

“Your duties are spelt out in Article 187 (2) (5) of the 1992 Constitution. You will be responsible to Parliament in the discharge of your duties,” the letter read in part.

About Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu:

Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Paris Graduate School of Management and BSc. Administration (Accounting) from the University of Ghana, Legon
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He worked at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) now Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) for seven years, rising through the ranks to become Head of the Finance Department. Here, he was responsible for proposing policies, strategies and procedures for financial planning and operations.

He also supervised the maintenance of proper accounting records for all financial transactions.

After this, he joined the Audit Service in December 2004 as an Assistant Auditor-General and Head of the Internal Audit Unit. At the Commercial Audit Department of the Service, he served as a trainer in Leadership and Change Management and Head of Strategic and Operational Planning Team.


He also was in charge of Finance, Administration and Human Resource and the Performance Audits Departments.

Mr. Akuamoah has undertaken many special assignments. These include the audit of the Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys, Nigeria; the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), Austria; the International Maritime Organization (IMO) U.K. and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). He has also audited the Scholarship Secretariat and DANIDA funded projects of the Parliament of Ghana.

Mr. Akuamoah is a resource person for the African Organisation of English- speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) and INTOSAI International Development Initiative. He has facilitated workshops in Ghana, The Gambia, South Africa, and Tanzania. He is a trainer in leadership and was the main facilitator at the GIZ-sponsored, Leadership and Change Management workshops for Audit Service between 2013 and 2015.

He has attended several international conferences and seminars. Among them are the INTOSAI workshop on Performance Management Framework in Norway, Performance Audit Symposium in Canada, Commonwealth Consultative Meeting on Public Sector Accounting in UK and International Auditor Regulatory Institute in Washington, DC.

He enjoys football, reading and preaching the Gospel.

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