- The Foundation for Generational Thinkers has lauded Dr. Mensa Otabil, for his effort in pushing the agenda of African emancipation
- According to FOGET, Dr. Otabil’s messages on the pulpit have always centred on how Africa can and will rise to be responsible for its development
Dr. Mensa Otabil has been praised by the Foundation for Generational Thinkers (FOGET) for his commitment towards pushing the agenda of African emancipation.
The Pastor was lauded for his constant tackling of issues regarding poverty, reproach, diseases, draughts and adversity in Africa and how they can be mitigated.
Dr. Otabil has always preached about how Africa can rise above dependence on aid to become a self-sufficient continent, the non-governmental and youth-oriented organization said.
FOGET also commended the ICGC founder for often speaking about how Africa can and will rise to be responsible for its development and people.
In a statement, the organization said Dr. Otabil is championing a course which deserves to be lauded.
"The Foundation strongly believes that it is a worthy course being championed by the Man of God to challenge the status quo of the African's mind and of mental slavery...Dr. Otabil, who prophesied restoration of African economies, stated that one of the biggest burdens of his life was Africa, saying: 'I was so concerned with our continent. I became African centred and Africa conscious even before I became a preacher, and have made a lot of dramatic changes in my own life to reflect that," the statement from FOGET read.
Dr. Otabil is known for his leadership-centred speeches and often takes time to run his congregation through the shortfalls and possible solutions of Africa.
The pastor has suggested that African leaders should direct their policies toward improving agriculture and ICT because they are catalysts for development.
He has also argued that strong policy directions are needed to transform the fortunes of the continent.
Giving his take on the just ended ‘Greater Works’ conference organised by the ICGC, president of FOGET, Mr. Prosper Dan Afetsi, said he agrees with most of the issues raised by Dr. Otabil.
According to him, the problems of the continent are not a matter of scarce resources, but rather poor management and initiative.
He urged that African leaders must consider some of Dr. Otabil’s proposals to move the continent forward.
"We, therefore, commend his visionary and exemplary leadership, his commitment to the African agenda and his tenacity to hold on despite the numerous attacks and vilifications he has encountered over the years. We also urge the youth in Africa to rise and take up the mantle. Our national leaders must rise and begin to implement some of this audacious prepositions being championed by Dr. Otabil. Africa certainly is rising," Mr. Afetsi added.
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