- Ghanaians do not seem to be upbeat regarding the call for a 72-hour fasting and prayer by Nicholas Duncan-Williams
- Meanwhile, a renowned sociologist Dr. Nana Obiri Yeboah on Monday urged the Archbishop to turn his church into a factory if he wants to salvage the struggling Ghanaian economy
A sociologist, Dr. Nana Obiri Yeboah, has challenged Archbishop Nicholas Duncun-Williams to convert his church into a factory if he indeed wants to save Ghana’s economy.
According to the lecturer, Ghana’s economic challenges are not spiritual, and therefore cannot be solved through fasting or prayer.
Preaching to his congregation in last Sunday’s sermon, Duncan-Williams said Ghana is in a “crisis” and declared a 72-day fasting and prayer to avert the nation’s challenges.
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“A powerful prayer is needed for a nation which is in crisis,” he said, adding that “Ghana needs divine intervention to overturn the “suffering, hardship and difficulties and crisis we face as a nation and a people”.
Reacting to the renowned pastor’s declaration, Dr. Obiri Yeboah said it’s about time Ghanaians moved from religion and superstition when dealing with national issues.
Speaking to Accra-based Starr FM, he said the problem with Ghana’s faltering economy has to do with attitude rather than spirituality.
“Our problem…economic hardship is not spiritual. It’s attitude and the structure of our economy. After independence we have not been able to turn the tables around and fight for that economic independence…we have rather dwelt on superstition and more of religious industry, everywhere. That’s why we have a lot of religious bodies and that have affected the psyche of so many people thinking that it’s bad divine assault on us.
“The problem of the cedi is based on economic principles, the forces of demand and supply. What are we supplying?” Dr. Obiri Yeboah rhetorically asked.
He went on to challenge the Archbishop to convert his church into a factory if he is really bent in saving the economy.
“If that building [the church] at the industrial area is a processing plant, you think it cannot stabilize the dollar, if all those buildings those pastors are putting up, meeting there and telling the people a lot of stories about Jesus Christ and all those things. Look at our industrial area, taken over by churches and we don’t export anything,” he said.
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