The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) man Gabby Otchere-Darko has jeered at Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams’ command for the falling cedi to “rise”.
Taking to social media, the NPP man says Ghanaians will have to meet God halfway by voting out the National Democratic Congress at the next general election.
The Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) lead his followers in Church Sunday to pray for the recovery of the fast depreciating local currency.
He said: “…I hold up the cedi with prayer and I command the cedi to recover and I declare the cedi will not fall; it will not fall any further. I command the cedi to climb. I command the resurrection of the cedi. I command and release a miracle for the economy”.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams also led his church to pray for President John Mahama, Finance Minister Seth Tekper and Central Bank Governor Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, for divine help and guidance to salvage the cedi.
His prayer has already unleashed great activity on social media with many jeering at the prayer while other urge restraint.
Gabby wrote on facebook
“And God listened and responded, “My son Duncan, if your people want me to save the cedi, tell them to at least meet me half way: they should vote for a government that can manage the economy.”
Another NPP member, Kingsley Anom is asking his colleagues to desist from disparaging the man of God.
“I pray my NPP do not go the way of the NDC of insulting men of God. No matter what the archbishop said; lets respect his prayer.
“The NPP’s prayer is that the BATTLE IS THE LORD’S and no one has insulted or ridiculed us. Its our faith. Pls patriots, lets try n leave it like that. No insults. Lets not be like the NDC. In any case if God answers the prayer the better for all of us…..”, Anom said.
The cedi has already depreciated by three per cent against the major international currencies this month.
The US dollar, which sold at Ghc2.20 on the local foreign exchange market before Christmas last year, now sells at Ghc2.60. The British pound, which sold at Ghc3 now sells at Ghc4.20. The euro and CFA are also selling at Ghc3.50 and Ghc4.80 respectively.
In 2013, the local currency suffered 17-per cent depreciation.
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