Ho, Dec. 31, GNA - The Right Reverend Francis Anani Lodonu, Catholic Bishop of Ho, Wednesday said Ghana must work towards self-reliance in 2015.
He said it was time the country managed its oil, gold and other resources and stopped borrowing and accumulating debt for future generations.
Bishop Lodonu was delivering a New Year Message, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), in Ho.
He said it was unfortunate that, the country borrowed money for “every project”, creating a situation of perpetual dependency.
“It seems everything is working against self-reliance,” he noted. “We borrow from China to Brazil”.
Bishop Lodonu said 2015 must marked a new beginning for the country where the citizenry should live according to their means.
“Our leaders must make us understand that if there is no money for projects and encourage us to live by that until things are better and not make promises and borrow money,” Bishop Lodonu stated.
He asked politicians to rely on God and not see politics as a way of enriching themselves but an opportunity to serve people.
Bishop Lodonu also called for moral education to be made an integral part of the education system, saying, that would help work on the moral fibre of society and fight corruption.
He appealed to workers to limit their strike actions in 2015 so that it would not to worsen the national economic situation because a bad economy would make them worse off.
Bishop Lodonu described 2015 as a year of hope but urged the citizenry to pray constantly against any turbulence before, during and after the 2016 general elections.