….And demand expedited action on Education Bill

PROF. JANE  NAANA  OPOKU-AGYEMAN-EDU. MINParliament must expedite action on the passage of the Education Bill into law to clarify the specific role and partnership between the Church and State

“This will address more firmly, fairly and responsibly, the needs of education in the country,” the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has stated.

This was contained in a communiqué issued by the Conference at the end of its annual plenary assembly held in Tamale in the Northern Region.

It was signed by The Most Reverend Philip Naameh, the Catholic Archbishop of Tamale, the newly-elected president of the conference.

The week-long assembly was on the theme, ‘Reconciliation with God, humanity and nature in the year of Mercy’.

The communiqué said the Bill should take into consideration, the proposals the Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference and other faith-based institutions had tabled before the Minister of Education.

Touching on health, it called also on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to refund to health facilities, their allocations for services rendered to Ghanaians through the insurance scheme.

“We call upon the Ministry of Health to intervene as a matter of urgency, so that all health service institutions in Ghana can sustain and promote their healing ministry through their hospitals and clinics. A healthy human capital will ensure a healthier Ghana,” it stated.

The communiqué implored Ghanaians to pray this month, dedicated to Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, for peace, progress and unity in the country.


By Times Reporter

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