Former President John Mahama made an indirect reference to the general talk of harship engulfing the country.
Mr Mahama was speaking to the Men’s Assembly of his Church this Sunday.
“… So even in the midst of hardship… like the economy is hard.. a lot of people say ‘enko yie’, things are hard, if you seek the favour of God, you will reap 100 folds even in the midst of hardship.
The video, posted by himself said:
“I was ‘favoured’, yet again, to be chosen by my colleagues to deliver the sermon at the 2018 Men’s Ministry Day of my church, the Ringway Estates Assemblies of God Church. My topic was: Favour.”Mr Mahama wrote.
At the same time as Mahama was in Church on Sunday, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was in the United States where he admitted the existence of “hardship”, and that the economy of Ghana is going through some trying times.
He however dismissed concerns that these difficulties amount to a crisis; assuring his audience that the government is on top of the situation.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Community in New York, USA, Mr Akufo-Addo attributed the difficulties in the system to the “dramatic increase in crude oil prices” and the strengthening of the US dollar.
President Akufo-Addo admits that has led to “a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi” but was quick to add that the Bank of Ghana is fighting the depreciation.
“We have to approach the foreign exchange matter medium to long-term by expanding our supply base, that’s not a crisis…they’re difficulties the system would be able to accommodate…” the President said.
Watch Mahama video..