Despite the challenges and uncertainty, the country is now facing, vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has voiced optimism that the administration would weather the storm and turn things around.
“As government we recognise the difficulties and uncertainty we are experiencing in the world and the country but with new strategies, fiscal discipline, hard work and renewed strength, by the Grace of God, we are confident that we will ride the storm and turn things around,” Dr Bawumia said.
On Sunday, November 20, 2022, the Vice President provided the assurance while celebrating the 70th and 90th anniversaries of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Tema) and St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church (Korle Gonno), respectively.
The Catholic Church of the OLAM has served as Tema, Ghana’s industrial capital, as a beacon of hope and salvation.
Vice President Bawumia cited the scriptures when he said that according to Issah 41, as followers of God, “there will always be moments of hopelessness, despair, doubt, fear and uncertainty.”
He urged Ghanaians to hold tight to their faith in God since He is still everyone’s source of hope and strength, especially in trying times.
The Vice President applauded the Church for investing in the development of a multipurpose building in Tema Community One that would include a skills training center, a library, and an auditorium.
He promised to support the initiative since it will assist Tema and the country as a whole handle the unemployment issue.
Richard Akpokavi, the chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council, provided more context for the Anniversary project by stating that Tema, as a port city and the original place where Catholicism originated, ought to be acknowledged in ways that benefit the community.
The same day, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo urged Ghanaians to hold his government in their prayers and have faith in his administration to help the country out of its current economic crisis as he joined the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery to celebrate the Centenary Thanksgiving Service and Dedication of Centenary Complex in Kyebi.
““I know times are hard. But whatever we need to do to bring the nation out of the state it is in is being done. We are confident that we will soon come out of it.”
“Just keep faith with us and pray with us. All will be well,” On the occasion of the Centenary Thanksgiving Service and Dedication of Centenary Complex in Kyebi on Sunday, he addressed the congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery.
Recently, Ghanaians received an apology from the country’s finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, for the suffering they had recently experienced.
He thinks it is regrettable that the people are bearing the weight of the continuing economic unrest.
“Let me use this opportunity to say to the Ghanaian people what I believe, with courage, every Finance Minister around the world may wish to say to their people now. I am truly sorry,” When he stood before the Ad-hoc Committee to hear the resolution of censure against him, Ofori-Atta made this statement.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah