We can experience disaster if we fail to consult on economic situation – Catholic Bishops

We can experience disaster if we fail to consult on economic situation – Catholic Bishops

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has taken a swipe at government for failing to have interaction in broader consultation to repair the country’s present economic situation.

They say till government realises the necessity to draw the experience of others in its economic and social selections, the country may head in the direction of disasters.

President of the Conference, Most Rev. Philip Naameh, made this comment at the annual plenary meeting of the Bishops’ Conference at Donkorkrom within the Eastern area.

“When the government thinks that its people, its tribe has all the competencies or its clan and ignores the others, we can experience disasters.

“Therefore, let us consider the whole of Ghana as one family and try to draw the competent people from all the regions and listen to them – what expertise they may have and we will see that Ghana will build up itself in a very exemplary way,” he said.

This year’s annual plenary meeting which is under the theme, ‘For a synodal church communion, participation and mission in the light of the new evangelisation in Ghana’, was hosted by the Donkorkrom vicariate of the church.

The convention seeks to take inventory of the church’s activities and deliberate on issues of national concern.

In his tackle, Rev Naameh, whereas urging the government to eschew acts of nepotism, called on it to as a matter of want take one other look at involving civil society organisations, the church and other political events within the ongoing IMF negations.

“…this is because they have knowledgeable and competent persons in every sector of the economy who will be more than willing to offer their expertise in the service of the nation.”

“Some of these CSOs can be part of negotiations or the signing of economic agreements between the government and other agencies. For instance, government could involve some of them in the IMF negotiations or programmes, also other political parties could be consulted on the national policies even if they are in opposition,” he added.

Most Rev. Philip Naameh additionally cautioned against diverting the national cake for a number of friends and family members.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Acheampong, assured that the Akufo-Addo-led government is using pragmatic options to repair the present economic situation.

“We all know that the country is currently going through an economic crisis largely occasioned by external factors. However, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his address to the nation on October 30, outlined some pragmatic measures being implemented by the government to ameliorate the suffering Ghanaians are going through.”

“I wish to assure you that government remains committed to exploring all workable avenues and solutions in dealing with the current economic difficulties such as rising inflations, depreciation of the cedi and an increasing general cost of living,” Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong assured.

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