-Pastor Otabil has argued that it remains an insult of founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, to be far richer than Ghana
- The reason for Ghana fiscally trailing behind Mark Zuckerberg, according to the pastor of ICGC is because of the lack of an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs to grow.
General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church has argued that it remains an insult that chairman and co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is richer than Ghana.
According to the outspoken pastor, the overwhelming wealth of 31-year-old Zuckerberg was enough proof that Ghana was not taking serious the potential of its youth.
"How can one man be richer than our whole country? It's an insult to my intelligence. One human being, who is just about 30-something [years-old], is richer than me and all of you [audience], and my children and my wife and our parliamentarians and our president and everybody put together. He is richer than all of us. One man! And he is not 500 years old. He hasn't lived for that long; he's just lived for such a short time. We've been independent for 50 whatever years… and a man who wasn't born when we were independent is richer than all of us. I don't know, it's not funny to me, it's annoying to me, because it's an insult to me and my human potential and what God created me to be able to achieve," Dr Otabil argued in a keynote address on the Springboard program in Accra.
Mark Zuckerberg has been documented as one of the richest young men ever to have lived in recent history with a net worth of US$47.1 billion making him the world's 16th richest billionaire. The entire riches of the tech-giant far surpasses the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Ghana which until 2014, stood at 38.61 billion US dollars.