The Audit Service has employed 200 new staff to augment the existing staff strength. Speaking at an induction ceremony in Accra, the Auditor-General Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo charged the new staff to demonstrate high level of integrity. He said “you are going to audit the public accounts of this nation on my behalf as mandated by clause 3 of the article 187 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana”.
He reiterated “… when you go on the field, you are thus, a ‘General’ and a ‘General’ operates not only with authority but with respect”. Mr Domelevo explained that to exhibit these attributes; one must be knowledgeable as well as ethical in the discharge of his or her work. The A-G therefore encouraged the new staff to open themselves to learning and be acquainted with Article 187 of the 1992 Constitution and the Audit Service Act.
The A-G informed the new staff that the bedrock of auditing is team work. To achieve synergy, we have to see the whole Service as one team. He urged them to be disciplined to enable the Service practise what it preaches. He added that humility, political neutrality and time consciousness are some of the rules of the game in the Service.
Mr. Domelevo assured the new recruits of happiness if they do their work with diligence. He urged them to be bold and bring in new ideas as the Service offers opportunities for innovation. The A-G also congratulated them on behalf of the Audit Service Board and Top Management for being selected from over 25,000 applicants.
In her welcome address, the Deputy-Auditor General (DAG) for Finance, Administration and Human Resource Development, Mrs Roberta Asiamah-Appiah, told them to be ready to face the risk of protecting the public purse.
Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Auditors-General for Performance and Special Audits Department and the Educational Institutions Department, Messrs Benjamin Cudjoe and Ali Mohammed Zakari, the Assistant Auditor-General for Administration and Human Resource, Mr. Sylvester Botchway as well as some Directors of the Service.