Pix: Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie General Overseer, Open Arms Ministry
APOSTLE KOFI Nkansah-Sarkodie of the Open Arms Ministry says the cedis’ recent improved gains against the dollar does not mean the country’s economy is almost out of the woods.
He says the currency’s recent stabilisation is a normal phenomenon and not as a result of any new ideas.
Apostle Nkansah-Sarkodie, otherwise known as Saint Sark has therefore advised managers of the country’s economy to desist from taking credit for the cedis performance against the dollar.
Addressing the last of his 2022 press conference series in Kumasi recently, St. Sark stated that the cedis’ sudden improved performance against the dollar within a couple of weeks was an indication that the dollar was being kept somewhere by some people for whatever reasons best known to themselves.
He reiterated his earlier position that duty bearers knew what is good for the country and what to do to alleviate the hardship of the people but were deliberately refusing to implement those policies in order to keep the citizenry in perpetual bondage.
Saint Sark who is the General Overseer of the Open Arms MinistryJesus Chapel in Kumasi was full of praise for Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene for mincing no words when he recently commented on the illegal mining (galamsey) at a meeting with chiefs at the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs.
The church leader explained that Community Mining does not contribute to any meaningful developments of the respective areas or the country at large.
Commenting on the recent statements by Amoatia Ofori Panin, Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area on the National Cathedral, Saint Sark described those comments as “abominable, unfortunate and regrettable”.
He said the Okyenhene is one of the respected traditional rulers of the land and should therefore always “pause and ponder” over whatever message he wishes to convey to Ghanaians.
Apostle Nkansah-Sarkodie also touched on President Akufo-Addo’s recent comment about Russian mercenaries and the Ghana-Burkina Faso frontier and the advice to his colleague African leaders against begging for foreign Aid, and stated that the timing of those statements were wrong, especially at the time when the country itself was out there negotiating for a bailout from the IMF.
The vociferous Man of God also advised drivers, traders, his colleague pastors and journalists, particularly managers of media houses to find a way of discouraging people who propagate money doubling, get-rich-quick attitude and easy rise to fame and all kinds of vices on radio and television stations.
BY Kow Richardson