The former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Allotey Jacobs has waded into the conversation regarding a comment made by the President of the Ghana Bishops’ Conference, most rev. Philip Naameh.
The Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference has lamented on the hike in reckless use of state resources under the ruling New Patriotic Party led by Nana Addo.
The men of God strongly believe that the President of Ghana has failed his promise of protecting the public purse while he was in opposition in 2016.
The President of the Catholic Bishop Conference Most Rev. Philip Naameh speaking at the 2021 plenary assembly of the association in the Capital town of Upper West Region, Wa he said although poverty is staring at Ghanaians it appears lost to the leaders.
“The expressed commitment of the president of the republic to protect the public purse – a promise that citizens welcomed – seems to be an illusion now”, he continued.
But Mr. Allotey reacting to this comment said; Since the time we gained independence from Gold Coast to Ghana, have we been satisfied with every government that comes to power? As human beings, we are never satisfied . . . This country has come very far. Nobody, from Kwame Nkrumah’s era, can say Ghana is developed . . . We have never been satisfied. It’s a fact!”.
He further questioned the Catholic Bishop on the reduction of tithes and offering saying; ” . . do I have to say that the church’s collection, tithes and dues are dwindling, so may be from that angle, he (President of the Bishops’ Conference) sees that people are suffering?”.
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