Ghana’s people have been assured by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the government is committed to finding a successful solution to the problems the country is now facing.
On Sunday, February 12, 2023, President Akufo-Addo said in remarks at the 18th Consultative Council Meeting of the Anglican Church that he was aware that, like the majority of people throughout the world, Ghana is going through a difficult moment right now.
“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.”
The government is “implementing a variety of policy measures to this objective, and sooner rather than later we shall overcome,” the president claimed.
Anglican Consultative Council
The President welcomed the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Rt. Hon. Justin Portal Welby, and the Anglican Consultative Council to Ghana and told the crowd that the Anglican Church continues to play a significant role in the growth and development of the country and has been a good example of what it means to love one another and give cheerfully to those in need.
“All Anglicans are extremely indebted to the Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop and his team for the dynamism that we are experiencing in the Anglican Communion in Ghana presently. I have been involved, as well as following up with activities, of which I am proud as an Anglican,” he said.
President praised the Church’s choice to establish an insurance brokerage as part of the Anglican Church in Ghana’s financial sustainability strategy, which aims to bring the Church to a position of self-reliance.
“I also wish to congratulate the Bishop, Rt Rev Dr. Daniel Torto, and the entire membership of my Diocese, the Diocese of Accra, for its substantial investment in the area of agriculture, through the cultivation of its one thousand (1,000) acre rubber plantation, the largest, private-owned rubber plantation in the country,” he stressed.
The President continued, “These and other projects being embarked on by various Dioceses are contributing positively towards Ghana’s economic growth and the creation of jobs in various communities. Government stands ready to partner and support the various initiatives of the Church, especially those in line with the directive principles of state policy, to help develop a progressive and prosperous Ghana.”