Bishop Dr. Elisha Salifu Amoako, the Founder, and leader of the Alive Chapel International has lamented over the growing hardship in the country under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.
Bishop Amoako explained that the citizenry had high hopes in President Akufo-Addo to bring an end to long periods of suffering.
He argued that prior to the coming of Nana Addo Dankwah the people thought he will make Ghana the ‘land of opportunities’ because of his numerous promises and sweet talks, but the situation now is very far from what was promised.
Bishop Amoako made these statements while he was addressing his congregants on Easter Sunday in his church premises.
He argued that Africa’s key problem is Leadership- he argued that Ghana lacked great, visionary leaders.
According to him, the country can at best describe its crop of leaders as ‘good’ and not ‘great’ as can be said of the leaders of other advanced countries.
“We have a lot of people who are good but they are not great; God does not make leaders good but great, and so what Ghana and Africa as a whole needs are great leaders and that is the reason why Africa has all the natural resources and still the poorest among the poor.”
“Ghana and Africa as a whole have natural resources more than any continent. Our leaders are not accountable to anybody as we don’t know what they use the proceeds from the gold for,” he stressed.
We have experienced a lot of leaders in this country, yet still, we are rather going through a lot of hardships.
We form long queues to vote for leaders but hunger is killing our people.
So, I want to call on the President that Ghanaians are expecting a lot from him because I don’t understand why a country with such natural resources and 90% of our population are very poor,
“I believe that we voted for the NPP government and President Akufo-Addo because they promised us a lot, but up till today, the average Ghanaian is still suffering; no jobs, no capacity to build the nation and nothing is going on for the average Ghanaian, We rather join long queues to vote for the President and his Vice and they will be enjoying the prestige, but the average person who voted for them to get the presidency is hungry and poor,” he lamented.
By: Edwin Abanga