Johnson Ayine, a member of the NPP’s Upper East Regional Communication Team has asked Ghanaians to commend the President, Nana Akufo Addo for keeping the economy running despite the global economic downturn amidst COVID-19 and Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Mr. Ayine said the President needs to be commended for making fuel available, keeping the lights on and yet still finding the resources to finance the construction of the National Catherdral project.
He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Critical Issues today, Friday, September 2, 2022.
“Germany is putting off streetlights to save power. UK is doing the same. These are powerful countries and they are attributing it to COVID and Russia and Ukraine. Let’s let the Ghanaian people know that. Imagine that it was only Ghana that was complaining about Russia-Ukraine war and things were going on well there, we would have praised them, or been talking about them here.”
“As far as they are complaining there; that fuel prices are high, other things are high and everyday BBC, France 24 and international media, they are talking about things that even Ghana, we are blessed,” he said.
Mr. Ayine argued that “power is on. Fuel is available. Let’s thank Akufo Addo that even with these circumstances [COVID and Russia’s war in Ukraine], your light is on, free education is on, and he [the president] is still building a cathedral.”
Meanwhile, it is worth noting that construction works on the National Cathedral have been suspended. This is as a result of the unavailability of funds for the project to continue.
Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah who brought this to light revealed that his outfit is really cash-strapped and needs support.
“We have the contractors and their staff on site, but the work has been suspended. We are hoping that within the next couple of weeks, as part of our fundraising and other initiatives, we can begin work again,” he revealed.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana