The country’s growing economic problems have been brought to the attention of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, which believes that the weight they place on the populace is intolerable.
Following their annual plenary conference in Sunyani, Bono Region, from November 6–18, 2023, the Catholic Bishops encouraged the government to step up measures to stabilize the economy and lead it in a more favorable direction in a communiqué that was made public.
Citinewsroom reports that the communiqué recognized how the present global economic crisis has affected Ghana’s economic development and commended the government for its efforts in resolving the issue.
It did, however, voice concerns about the nation’s poor economic management, which resulted in the IMF being consulted.
The Conference underlined how intolerable Ghanaians’ current economic struggles are and demanded immediate action to provide relief.
“We acknowledge the current global economic crisis, which has affected the growth of the economy of our country. We also appreciate the effort that government has made so far to handle the impact of the crisis on Ghanaians. It is however true that, we as a country have not been able to manage our economy well. This has contributed to the current economic woes in which we find ourselves. We have had to resort again to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“The current economic hardships are becoming unbearable for Ghanaians. We call on government to take urgent steps to stabilize the economy to bring relief to many Ghanaians who have to bear with the current difficulties.”
The Catholic Bishops further argued that the government should execute policies in an appropriate manner, avoid waste, shrink its size, advance the common good, and examine and get rid of any abuses pertaining to the benefits specified in Article 71 of the Ghanaian Constitution.