General Overseer of the Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has declared a 72-day fasting and prayers for Ghana
Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018, congregants are expected to pray for God’s intervention in the current difficulties and hardship Ghanaians are currently facing.
“A powerful prayer is needed for a nation which is in crisis”, he told his congregation on Sunday.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams explained that fasting is a very powerful tool deployed by leaders of nations who believe in God and fear God in days and times of national crisis.
“Leaders who believe in God and recognize in times of national crisis that human capability and intelligence and logic and philosophy can do but so much and can go but so far….and recognize and call upon God’s intervention to overturn national crisis….I proclaim by the voice of the blood of Jesus this 72 hour fast from Monday…..of the month of October….let the fast be proclaimed and let heaven and earth bear witness and let heaven intervene in the affairs of this country and overturn the suffering and the hardship and difficulties and crisis we face as a nation and a people….” the renowned bishop opined.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has admitted that the economy of Ghana is going through some difficult times but dismissed concerns that these difficulties amount to a crisis.
Speaking at a reception at the residence of Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S.A, on Sunday, 23 September 2018, Akufo-Addo said: “Two totally unexpected events that have occurred that have also put a lot of pressure on the people at home is the dramatic increase in crude oil prices.
“Last November’s budget budgeted for $57 per barrel of crude but today it’s at $78, so, you can imagine what that, in itself, has brought on the budget and it is taking place also at the time when United States dollar has also strengthened considerably in the foreign exchange market of the world.
“It has led to a rapid depreciation of our cedi, which the Bank of Ghana is now having to fight, but ultimately, the methods of fighting is not just more supply of dollars by the banks into the system, but also by the expansion of our economy.
“We have to approach the foreign exchange matter, medium- to long-term by expanding our supply base, expanding our capacity to export, not just crude and raw materials but to expand industrial activity and that is why the programme of rural industrialisation, which we embarked, is going to come into play and be a major transformative impact when it is fully embarked.