Christian Council launches campaign to fast track Ghana’s development

The Christian Council of Ghana has begun a new campaign aimed at

fast-tracking Ghana's development over the next 50 years.

The council is unhappy that politicization of development goals is

slowing the pace of development.

It wants politics detached from the development of what the council

calls The-Ghana-We-Want agenda for the next 50 years.

General Secretary of the Christian Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena

Opuni-Frimpong told Joy FM's Fred Smith Ghanaians from all walks of

life – traditional rulers, politicians, academicians, religious

leaders, business owners, young people – are all expressing some

interests and expectations in their discourse.

"Now what we should do as a people is to put all these interests

together into short term, long term planning and move the nation

towards a non-partisan direction."

He underscored: "If we don't do that, development efforts become

firefighting. So we think with all the interest being expressed as a

country, we should be able to pause, do deep thinking and reflection

and answer question like what is the Ghana we want the next 50 years

for our children and the young people."

Rev. Dr. Opuni-Frimpong maintained that if the nation is able to plan

ahead, "we will save ourselves from a situation where political

parties impose partisan manifesto upon the nation".

When the nation decides on the kind of Ghana it wants, he said, "the

various political parties would only come in to tell us how they will

get us there."

The call by the Christian Council, he said, is in line with Agenda

2063 by the African Union.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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