President Akufo-Addo says his administration has not thrown its hands in despair following the economic crisis.
He said his administration was determined to bring relief to the Ghanaian people.
“Akufo-Addo will not throw up his hands in despair; I’m determined to bring relief to Ghanaians and return the economy back to the path of growth in a country that was one of the fastest growing economies in the world before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” he assured the gathering.
Last Saturday, he spoke at the 22nd General Assembly of the PCG in Abetifi in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region.
The event, on the theme: “Christ in You: The Hope of Glory”, was attended by reverend ministers and commissioners from various presbyteries in the country and the Diaspora.
It was to take stock of activities of the church since 2019 and discuss the way forward.
He said his administration would return the economy to the path of growth that characterised our development preceding the three years of the Covid-19 outbreak.
President Akufo-Addo said since 2020, the country is currently experiencing a difficult economic situation, mainly as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and recently the effect of the Russia-Ukraine war.
He said the hardship was due to the rise in the prices of fuel, foodstuffs and freight charges which had led to increased inflation.
“I’m fully aware that these are very difficult times for us Ghanaians,” he admitted.
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that the high cost of food had been a major cause of concern to the government and expressed the hope that the current season’s successful harvests would help reduce the high cost of food in the country.
He revealed that arrangements were being made with market women and their queens to provide them with trucks to evacuate foodstuffs from the rural areas to urban centres to help reduce the cost of food prices.
He said the government would also be encouraging companies manufacturing inorganic fertiliser to scale up production to reduce the impact of the high cost of fertiliser.
He also announced that there would an establishment of fertiliser manufacturing plants in the country.