According to the Auditor General, Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo, his office has already obtained the database on some suspects and they will be going after them in 2019. Let me say something which I think is very disturbing, its when people have gotten fake certificates to be in professional positions like in hospitals.”
Anybody who joined the payroll wrongly, we think its a problem. The Auditor General said the names of such culprits would not just be taken out, “its not just deletion, it is coming with a certificate of disallowance and then surcharge and I want to plead with Ghanaians, if that happens, don’t come to my office because the constitution does not give me authority to revoke my certificates under Clause 15 of Article 187, it says its only a High Court which can put the certificate away.”
The exercise, according to Mr Domelevo would also ensure that workers in the employment of the state, particularly in subvented institutions entered with the correct qualifications and certificates and were doing the right jobs according to their qualifications.
“So we have collected all these database which tells us, so we already have the suspects, we know some people we already suspect them because the database we have tell us that they have lied severally,” he added. “Early next year, we are going to start with the subvented agencies such as Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, the universities, all the subvented institutions, the Police, the Army, we are going to all of them to be sure that if you were recruited as a policeman, did you bring the right certificates and that is what you are doing,” Mr Domelevo said in an interview with Radio Ghana.
Like I was talking about age, people don’t know, its very unfortunate that Ghanaians lie about their age.” Beginning January 2019, the Auditor General’s office will embark on an exercise to go after workers, who have deliberately tampered with their dates of birth, to enable them to continue to stay in employment in state institutions, even though they have technically reached the retirement age.
“So once I surcharge you, you must go to the High Court and face my lawyers, you win your case before you come back,” he added.