Government is working hard to build a strong and resilient economy to wean Ghana off the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after the exit of the current programme by the end of the year.
President Akufo-Addo, who made this disclosure, said his administration would do everything possible to successfully run the country’s economy independent of the Bretton Woods institutions.
He disclosed this at the St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in Kumasi during a Thanksgiving Mass held in his honour as part of his five-day tour of the Ashanti Region.
The President is in the region to cut sod for the commencement of various projects, inspect ongoing ones and engage the people to know their needs to assist government in its development agenda.
He said he owed Ghanaians a duty to learn at first-hand their problems and had resolved to visit all the 10 regions each year.
He noted that government was pursuing policies that would guarantee inclusive and coherent society for a peaceful and stable country and called on everybody, including the church, to play their respective roles to build a prosperous and peaceful nation.
Most Reverend Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye, Metropolitan Archbishop of Catholic Archdiocese of Kumasi, said Ghana could be a secure and stable country if people learn to accommodate opposing views and accept the wisdom in them.
Ghana, he said, would even be more peaceful if people eschew corruption, vindictiveness, depletion of natural resources and show love to one another.
“The media must denounce and stop people from making derogatory and unsavoury comments about others on their platforms.”
Most Rev. Anokye underscored the need for Ghanaians to be law-abiding, disciplined, united, and refuse things that are too cheap, beautiful and nice.
He also advised the President to avoid cheap policies and infrastructure and target projects that would last 50 years and beyond.