AFRICA/GHANA - Appeal from Christian leaders: "Young people, stay in Africa, Europe does not guarantee comforts and pleasures"

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Accra (Agenzia Fides) - "We are saddened by the news of many African migrants perishing in the deserts of northern Africa and the Mediterranean Sea and call on African states and Governments to institute proactive measures to curb this menace. We strongly urge African governments to do all they can to create the necessary conducive political and socio-economic environments and employment opportunities for our teeming unemployed youth. We equally encourage African youth to stay in their home countries and work hard to earn their daily keep. They must not assume that Europe and other places outside Africa guarantee automatic comforts and pleasure". This was written, in a joint message, by the Episcopal Conference of Ghana and the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), at the end of their meeting.
Christian leaders of Ghana, in the text sent to Agenzia Fides, say: "We have received with surprise news that Ghana faces a real and serious risk of falling into the league of High Debt Distress Countries (HDDC) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the basis of Ghana’s excessive borrowing and indebtedness which is estimated to be about 76 billion Ghana Cedis as at December last year".
Therefore the Christian leaders write: "We strongly urge African governments to do all they can to save the economy of our country". Finally, they express the hope that the amendments of the current oil revenues will bring greater benefits to the citizens of the Country. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 12/05/2015)