The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, Right Reverend Francis Benjamin Quashie, has called for the removal of impediments that hinder the polytechnics from producing quality graduates.
He noted that bringing out good graduates is better than changing the names of the polytechnics to technical universities.
[contextly_sidebar id=”JrZ3IWgZXilUAbGtNjGh3Y0od7nJdzMW”]He said mere change of name would not provide the country with the desired results if Ghanaians do not change their mindset and altitude towards polytechnic education.
Bishop Quashie, made the call at the opening of the third session of the 11th synod of the Koforidua Anglican Diocese at Koforidua.
The four-day synod is being organised on the theme: “Stewardship, a responsibility of trust with proviso for accountability.”
He called for deliberate efforts to redistribute the national wealth through fair allocation of resources to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies for job creation and infrastructural development.
Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, said, government is aware of the current challenges facing the country and is taking painstaking measures to put the economy back on track.
He urged Ghanaians to rise above partisan politics and join the efforts to resolve the challenges.
He said the demand for housing and other basic things like schools are on the rise and government alone cannot afford to meet all the demands.
Mr Antwi- Boasiako appealed to the church and other stakeholders to partner government to provide the demands of the citizenry.
The Krontihene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Baafour Tutu Nyantakyi Boateng, called on the church and all well meaning Ghanaians to rise and speak out against the advocates of unlimited rights and freedom without responsibility.
He called for the use of the tried and tested culture of the African to fight against attempts to force lesbianism and gay practices on the people of Africa.