A call has been issued to the Akufo-Addo government in Ghana to speed up the rehabilitation of the Eastern Corridor road which is in a deplorable condition.
The Ghana Conference of Catholic Bishops Conference, in a communique released at the end of its annual meeting held in Ho, cited the poor state of the road and the health and development risk posed. “…Lives of motorists, traders and tourists are in danger…” the Bishops said and called for the government to prioritize the project.
On the political crisis in neighboring Togo, the Ghana Catholic Bishops called for an intervention to ensure that all Ghana nationals in Togo and along their common border were safe.
Citizens of Ghana were urged to treat Togolese refugees with love and warmth. Several hundred Togolese nationals fled their government crackdown following protests against President Faure Gnassingbe.
Protesters are calling for his resignation and an overhaul of the political system in Togo to end the family grip on power.
However, President Gnassingbe has shown little interest in stepping down.
West African Journal