President John Mahama will lead the executive arm of government to attend a high profile three day international conference on leadership in Africa.
Dubbed the African Biblical Leadership Initiative Forum (ABLI 2014), the conference will be organised by the Bible Society of Ghana from May 22- 24, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The Conference will see other high profile personalities, the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, who will lead the legislative arm of government, and Chief Justice Georgina Wood also leading the Judiciary.
Ghana’s elite politicians would be joined by other renowned political, industry and church leaders from around the world, including Lord Paul Boateng.
The Conference would have the various leaders share ideas on leadership issues. The theme for the conference is: “The missing factor in leadership.”
A statement signed by the General Secretary of the Bible Society, Rev. Erasmus Odonkor said: “The vision for the ABLI project is to empower Africa’s leadership with Biblical truths which will foster integrity in leadership. The underlying intention is that this integrity will lead to transformed nations that are founded on truth and characterized by love and justice.
“The hope is that, the various audience coming together will discover and discuss the wisdom and guidance that the Bible can offer leaders in terms of their contribution to socio-economic development, justice and integrity.”
The objectives for the Conference among others is to “increase the credibility and profile of the Bible in all aspects of the African society and to empower African leaders by discussing the Bible’s emphasis on integrity, compassion and justice in leadership with the belief that this will lead to positively transformed nations.”
The statement said the leaders would discuss broad range of issues including corruption, indiscipline, lawlessness, bribery, servant-leadership etc.
“While ABLI 2014 is being hosted by the Bible Society of Ghana, it is a United Bible Societies supported project. It was initiated and is being supported by the British and foreign Bible Societies (BFBS) and the American Bible Society (ABS). One of the Chief advocates and a power behind ABLI is Lord Boateng of Ghana and the UK house of Lord. Lord Boateng is the official moderator of ABLI which means he will preside over the three day forum in Ghana,” the statement added.
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