Catholic Bishops Comments Over “Corruption In Gov’t” Lacks Clarity- Presidency
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s critiques of the government’s mismanagement of the public purse, according to the Director of Communications at the presidency, lacks clarity.
Eugene Arhin, the Presidency’s Communications Director, stressed at a press conference on Thursday that the clergy’s observation should be free of propaganda.
“We believe that these criticisms should be well-founded and well-grounded in facts as this is the only way an honest conversation devoid of malice and propaganda can be held,” he said.
At a plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Wa on Monday, the group said that the government had lost touch with Ghanaians and had failed to keep its promise to protect the public purse.
While praising the government’s accomplishments, the Communications Director pointed out that the successes would not have been possible if the President had not been concerned about the public’s welfare.
“Indeed, the transformation that has taken place in all aspects of our national life points to a well-managed economy and a public purse that is being protected. If President Akufo-Addo had not superintended over the funds well, the Ghanaian people wouldn’t have reposed their confidence in him barely 10 months ago by returning a decisive margin for him in the 2020 election,” he said.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference, on the other hand, has is yet to respond to any of the statements from the NPP and the Presidency.