According to presidential sources, Nana Akufo-Addo made the declaration on January 24, 2017. a day after the Department said it was impossible for him to do so because the office had run out of receipt booklets.
Sources at the presidency had indicated that the President was shocked and highly disappointed when he was told that the receipts which are issued as proof of assets declaration have run out, and they were unsure when some would be made available.
Following his swearing-in as President on January 7, 2017, the President was eager to visit the office of the Auditor General’s Department, to fulfill the constitutional requirement of declaring all his assets.
The Auditor General’s Department, has a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in the country’s governance system, to help deal with the ever worsening corruption menace much more effectively.
President Akufo-Addo has campaigned strongly on transparency and accountability, and appears to be leading by example.