- Pastor Mensa Otabil has said there is a reason Ghana and many African countries are not attaining the expected national developments
- Speaking at The Platform Nigeria's 2023 event, the ICGC founder said a lack of law and order is the main cause
- He explained that contrary to old beliefs, vision did not bring national transformation on the scale expected for African states
The founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr Mensa Otabil, has used the Bible to explain why Ghana and other African countries are not hitting the expected transformation.
He said Ghana is not making any significant strides in their developmental process, not because of a lack of vision, but a lack of law and order.
According to him, the main challenge for Ghana and other African countries is their inability to enforce their laws.
He cited the example of how the founding Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, enacted and enforced strict laws to transform the country.
Otabil, who once grabbed headlines for saying he does not believe in the law of Karma, added that Ghana, for example, had a plan to transform the country by 2020, dubbed ‘Vision 2020’, but nothing significant was seen when the time came.
“When you read Lee Kuan Yew’s book, he would tell you it was law and order; that was the prime level they started with. People had to live sanitary lives; you don’t keep pigs in your home.
“They had to stop spitting in public, all of that. He had to force them into a structured world. That is why now, if you go to Singapore and chew gum and drop it, your life is on the line,” Mensa Otabil said.
“We praise these nations, but living in those systems is not as simple as we wish it would be. We are seeing what is happening in Rwanda; what is the main factor of transformation? It is not vision; everybody has a vision; everybody has plans; you’ve had plans. We have had one, the Vision 2020, and it (2020) came and we saw nothing. The missing ingredient is that we are not able to enforce the laws of our nations.
Otabil encourages people to leave their properties to the church
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a previous story that the founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) shared some nuggets about managing properties.
He encouraged people to leave properties for their nuclear and extended families and the church.
He said everyone must leave an inheritance that keeps speaking for them even after passing on.
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