The president of the republic of Ghana H.E Nana Akuffo Addo has reassured Ghanaians of government strategies intents to scale up in the coming days to reduce or eliminate the current hardship facing the country.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana General Assembly Meeting at Kwahu Abetifi, he said the Akuffo Addo government has not thrown up his hands in disperse , but government is determined to bring relief to the Ghanaians and return the economy back to the high rate of growth that characterized the development in the three years preceding the covid -19 outbreak.
According to the President, the approach to the IMF is a major step in the short run towards that goal and other steps will be taking to deal with the unacceptable depreciation of the cedi currency.
He said there is going to be a new arrangement where market women and queens of popular pumps to provide trucks to evacuate foodatuffs from rural markets to urban centres to help reduce food prices in the cities.
Additionally , the government is engaging companies who are into the manufacture of inorganic fertilizers to scale up production to reducing the impact of the high cost and unavailability of fertilizers whilst the government advance rapidly it plans for the establishment of organic fertilizer plant in the country.
Further more, the president said the Ghc 100 billion Ghana Cares Obatanpa program which is the program for post covid-19 economy recovery and revitalization is also being implemented will bring prospect in the medium term.
The president therefore urged Ghanaians to trust in him that he will turn the fortunes of the current economic hardship , saying people who accused him of not worthy of becoming a president are the same people who said free SHS is not possible are the same people who are saying the current economic hardship cannot be overturned.
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Rt. Rev. Prof. Obiri Yeboah Mante on his part said reflecting on recent happenings in the country, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana sadly observes what seem to be an incipient widespread lost of love for the nation in the behaviors of some leaders which suggest that they prioritize their personal interest over that of the nation.
Therefore the Presbyterian Church of Ghana appeals with all section of the nation especially our lead political party , opinion leaders of our ethnic and religious groups who aim to promote various courses to show maturity and be thoughtful in their approaches.
The Moderator added that the Presbyterian Church of Ghana acknowledges the legitimacy of complains about corruption, economic hardship, perceived miscarriage of justice in the court and other perceived or real deficit in the management of the state , however, for the Presbyterian Church the solution does not lie in visiting any form of lawless violence against the state.
He also said the behaviour of the political class seem to be lecturing and growing senicism about the viability of democracy in the country and the extreme political partisanship sometimes lased with toxic ethnicity and cronyism is driving many descent and competent persons out of national life given the field for persons whose intentions are clearly unpatriotic.
He said it is not all the perceptions about corruption and high places may be real , however it may be unwise for some of our political leaders to be careless in their appearances as appearances feeds into perceptions and fuel rumours.
The Moderator warns that if we make our democracy appears like a deliberate arrangement whereby rival groups of the elites of the country cease the apparatus of the state in fixed cycles of eight years to share the common resources among themselves and cronies, the ordinary citizens will feel bad.