The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has expressed concern over the three -year-old energy crisis in Ghana, saying the government must accept responsibility and tackle the problem.
The Conference say the government was elected to address challenges facing the country, therefore it must put in place measures to prevent the crisis from worsening.
[contextly_sidebar id=”xF2aVuQst8F5HQpXvlkguacGgkwhsMTr”]”The government was elected to solve the problems of the nation and they accepted it. They campaigned, they accepted to lead us and to solve our problems so if we have a crisis who is supposed to come out with a solution,” the Secretary General of the Conference, Rev Father Nicolas Afriyie quizzed.,
Speaking on Eyewitness News,Rev. Afriyie said government’s decision to withhold information regarding the energy crisis is rather worsening the issue.
“If they tell the nation the problem, we can assist. If it is technical let us know what the technical problem is and then we can say the problem is beyond the government to solve it within a short term but if we don’t know the problem and the crisis continues to escalate what can we do?We dont know what is involved they have to tell us.”
The Conference released a statement issued on Friday on the economy, stating that there is a serious risk of Ghana falling into a high debt distress country.
Asked what economic indicators were used to arrive at such a conclusion, Rev Afriyie said the Conference relied “on the analysis drawn by the International Monetary Fund(IMF) to carry out its analysis”
He expressed the hope that government will engage with various stakeholders so they offer assistance on the management of the economy.
“We are expecting government to engage stakeholders..they are ready to come in and assist in their capacity.”
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana