He said issues such as terrorism, climate change, tidal waves and interconnectivity were paramount in growth and development and, therefore, needed full participation from all especially the religious leaders due to their huge following.
President Mahama, who was having a breakfast meeting with religious leaders at Wa as part of his two-day “Accounting to the People” tour of the Upper West Region, said the world had become a global village and it was only full participation of all that could salvage the world of calamities.
“Some of our farmers for example need to know much about climate change in order to re-adjust to maximize production and we need all hands on deck to achieve this,” President Mahama said.
President Mahama explained that because no government succeeded in isolation, the Government had decided to engage the religious leaders in all development issues owing to their huge audience throughout the country.
While playing their mandated role of building society religiously, the President urged them to embellish the socio-economic challenges of society in their educational programmes.
He said apart from the austerity measures government had put in place in the past few years, the engagement with the International Monetary Fund had also yielded dividends in re-shaping the economy.
“We will ensure that the economy is stabilised whether I am handing over to myself or to another person,” he said.