The presidency has refuted claims by the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference that the Akufo-Addo administration seem to lack empathy towards Ghanaians amidst the economic hardships.
The Catholic Bishops Conference, at a plenary assembly of the association in Wa on Monday, suggested that the government had lost touch with Ghanaians and had reneged on its promise of protecting the public purse.
Addressing the press, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, questioned the credibility of the criticism from the Catholic Bishops Conference.
Mr. Arhin said, “these criticisms should be well-grounded in fact, as this is the only way an honest conversation devoid of malice and propaganda can be held.”
The presidency contends that the evidence on the ground points to healthy economic conditions.
“The transformation that is taking place in all aspects of national life point to an economy that has been well managed, a public purse that is being well protected,” Mr. Arhin said.
“If Akufo-Addo had superintended over the wanton dissipation of public funds, firstly the Ghanaian people would not have reposed their confidence in him barely 10 months ago,” he argued further.