President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has re-assured the Ghanaian people of Government’s commitment to resolving successfully the difficulties confronting the nation.
In his speech at the Anglican Church’s 18th Consultative Council Meeting on Sunday, 12th February 2023, President Akufo-Addo stated that Ghana faces difficult times, just as most people worldwide do.
“However, with the help of Almighty God, and backed by a sense of determination, hard work and collective sacrifices on our part, I am confident that we will successfully confront the difficulties, bring relief to the Ghanaian people, and return the economy back to the high rates of growth that characterised the management of our economy in the three (3) years preceding the COVID outbreak in 2020 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
He was, however, grateful to the PCG for the constructive and crucial role it played in affairs of national development, saying, “your theme for
this assembly ‘Christ in you the Hope of Glory’ is certainly reassuring and gives hope in times like this.
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the church and is expected to be attended by over 250 commissioners and corresponding members from all 21 presbyteries, both home and abroad.
The Right Reverend Professor JOY Mante, the Moderator of the General Assembly, said despite the difficulty, the Government had managedthe harsh effects of the global crisis on the Ghanaian economy well.
“However, we need to rebuild our economy, so we don’t stay long with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme,” he added.
He appealed to Ghanaians to show maturity and be tactful in their approach in responding to national issues in these difficult times.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere and Local Government Minister and Mr SethAcheampong Eastern Regional Minister, among others.