The former Methodist Bishop of Obuasi says President Akufo-Addo is not responsible for the current economic challenges confronting us as a country.
According to Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu, the current state of the economy is influenced by global factors as well as other challenges that were not caused by the current administration.
The Bishop defended the perceived hardship and economic conditions in Ghana, stating that the government has not been responsible for these issues.
He also clarified that external factors are influencing the difficulties faced, and the government has made efforts to address them.
He told Rainbow Radio 85.7 FM’s Frontline host Kwabena Agyapong that the difficulties we face today are influenced by external factors, and the government has done its best to address them.
He urged Ghanaians to be patient as efforts to address the issues raised were underway. He then used the Bible’s story of the prostitute, whom the people wanted to stone to death, but Christ asked those who had ever sinned to cast the first stone.
”Jesus was very cunning when he asked those who had never sinned to cast the first stone. Sin manifests itself in various ways. It is a sin to slander your leaders. So, what is the character of all the young men and women who are making noise? Have we examined ourselves? The government has not declared that three pounds of tomatoes will be sold for Ghc10, but we have done so in our minds. So, when there are problems and we lack understanding, we must demand explanations rather than insulting our leaders and making unnecessary noise.”
The unemployment issue we are complaining about has a history, and it should not be assumed that it began with Nana Addo.
”I worry sometimes that we pretend that we had it better in the past than we do now. Even when our population was smaller, unemployment existed. We went through various phases and did our best. We did not insult our leaders in the past. All of these insignificant things we do are curses on us, but we have chosen to ignore them. All of our actions have contributed to the problems we face. Why do you have to insult the President if he made a promise and failed to keep it? Do you believe we will progress or transform as a country? We have refused to investigate these minor issues.”
When asked why he did not make similar comments about former President John Dramani Mahama, even describing him as a dull leader, he said it was because of the circumstances at the time.
He stated that the President has acknowledged Ghana’s struggles and has assured us that he will address them because we have a collective responsibility to assist him in doing so.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana