Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has made a passionate call for the development of the Ghana-We-Want Agenda for the next 50 years.
According to the Christian Council, “as a nation, we should begin to dream about the ‘Ghana- We-Want’ in the next 50 years and work towards achieving it. This agenda should be nationalistic in nature to serve as the development blue-print for our dear nation.”
The General Secretary of the CCG, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, who made the call in a sermon he delivered at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Abeka, Accra, on Christmas Day, said the best way to develop our country is to have a bi-partisan and nonpartisan Ghana- We-Want Agenda which will be embraced and implemented by any political party that comes to power.
He added that it is the responsibility of government to facilitate the development of the Ghana-We-Want Agenda through effective consultation with key stakeholders such as religious bodies, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), political parties, traditional leaders, student groups, academic institutions, business leaders and professional bodies.
“As a nation, we must do an evaluation of where we came from, where we are now, and where we want to go. This should guide us in developing our national dream,” he proposed.
According to him, the development of the Ghana-We-Want Agenda should be a shared vision and responsibility with adequate inputs from all sectors of our society that will awaken, coordinate and direct people’s efforts, minds and national resources.
“The African Union (AU) is currently developing the Africa-We-Want Agenda 2063, and we must learn from it and also do deep thinking of the future we want as a nation to reflect that of the 2063 AU Agenda,” he asserted.
Rev Opuni-Frimpong said most of the developed countries in the world today got to where they are because they had a national dream.
The CCG chief scribe stated that “we need to do away with politicising every national issue and begin to dream the Ghana-We-Want in the next 50 years through consensus building and a sense of patriotism.”