President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians of his desire to deal with the country’s economic challenges in an address.
Speaking at the ‘Global Ministers and Wives Conference 2017’ hosted by the Church of Pentecost (CoP) at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa-Fetteh in the Central Region Friday, Mr Akufo-Addo acknowledged Ghana’s economic challenges which he promised to fix.
“We have challenges ahead of us as a country – the management of our economy, the development of our system of education and of health care, the employment that we have to find for our young people,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.
But the president was hopeful that the challenges can be fixed if all Christians believe that the mission of Jesus Christ on earth infuses everything that they do.
“…but they are challenges that can and will be overcome. I have no doubt about it, provided at all times the belief that we have as Christians, the belief that there is one God and the mission of Jesus Christ on earth infuses everything that we do,” he said.
Quoting from Matthew 7:21 in the Bible, the president said “Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, except he who does the will of my father which is in heaven,” to back his belief.
“What Christ notes [in that passage] is that it isn’t just the invocation of his name, but it is how you live and act that points your way to salvation,” he added.
Mr Akufo-Addo also took the opportunity to thank the Church of Pentecost for its support during the 2016 electioneering campaign.
He said: “I have no doubt that this wonderful thing that God has brought in my life and in the life of the New Patriotic Party has a lot to do with the prayers and the blessings I received from you.
“Apart from thanking the national leadership, I also want to thank pastors and the various communities across Ghana for being so hospitable by opening their churches to me and my colleagues; God continue to bless you.”