President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that he is fully aware that things are difficult for Ghanaians and that he is working to help them overcome their difficulties as soon as possible. "Things are not where we would like to be in terms of the economy," he said. "I'm fully aware that these are difficult times for us." However, I have no doubt that with the appropriate policies, hard work, and determination of the Ghanaian people, we will soon emerge stronger."
President Akufo-Addo made the remarks on Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana's (PCG) 22nd General Assembly meeting, which was held at the Ramseyer Presbyterian Church in Kwahu-Abetifi.
He stated that the COVID-9 ravages and the Russia-Ukraine war had made the last three years from 2020 difficult for Ghana, as well as all other countries.
He was grateful to the PCG, however, for the constructive and crucial role it played in national development affairs, 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 church's highest decision-making body, and over 250 commissioners and corresponding members from all 21 presbyteries, both at home and abroad, are expected to attend.
The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Reverend Professor Joy Mante, stated that despite the difficulties, the government had managed the harsh effects of the global crisis on the Ghanaian economy well. "However, we need to rebuild our economy, so we won't be on the IMF's (International Monetary Fund) program for long," he added.
He urged Ghanaians to be mature and tactful in their responses to national issues during these trying times.
Mr. Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere and Local Government Minister, and Mr. Seth Acheampong, Eastern Regional Minister, were among those accompanying President Akufo-Addo.
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