Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, Majority Leader

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has cautioned the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo against the phenomenon of making public findings of audit report without recourse to Parliament.

At a media engagement between the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and members of the parliamentary press corps Friday, Mr Mensah-Bonsu, who is also the Majority Leader, expressed concerns over the methods of Mr Domelevo.

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“We find the situation where after the Auditor-General finishes work, before sending to parliament, they organise press conferences; and in many instances when parliament’s account committee scrutinises we find that he got it wrong and ends up scandalising personalities,” he claimed.

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His comments follow war of words between the Auditor-General and some activists of the governing party over the indictment of Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo in an alleged wrongful payment to Kroll and Associate for no work done. 

Mr Osafo-Maafo superintended over the payment of $1 million to Kroll and Associates Limited for some consultancy services, but the Auditor-General challenged the arrangement.