The Ghanaian people have been assured by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of the Government’s commitment to effectively resolving the challenges 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 understood Ghana was going through a tough moment, as were the majority of people throughout the world.
“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.”
Government, according to the President, “is implementing a number of policy measures to this end, and, sooner rather than later, we shall overcome.”
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.
Addressing the financial sustainability strategy of the Anglican Church in Ghana, which strives to take the Church to a position of self-reliance, President commended the decision by the Church to create of an insurance brokerage.
He emphasized, “I also wish to congratulate the Bishop, Rt Rev Dr Daniel Torto, and the entire membership of my Diocese, the Diocese of Accra, for their significant investment in the field of agriculture, through the cultivation of their 1,000-acre rubber plantation, the largest privately owned rubber plantation in the nation.
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.”