Business community must harness resources

Business News of Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Source: Graphic Business

The Director of the Corporate Business Development of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship (FGBMF) International, Mr Emmanuel Baba Mahama, says the business community must harness what they have effectively to close the loopholes in businesses in the country.

He said the country did not need any more resources but people who would do what was right. “Many people have sold themselves to money, of course business involves money but business really is about service”, and when you do what you have to do people would recommend you to others and profit would be the goodwill you extend to the others,” he stated.

Mr Mahama who is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) said this at a business seminar organised by the FGBMF in Accra. He called on the Christian community in the business world to let Christ and integrity be the focus of their endeavours.

As Christians doing business, he said when they sought the face of God, their businesses would thrive and the hand of God would open doors for them. He urged Christians not to practice the kind of Christianity which had become a fashion where many people just followed the crowd.

He said “God wants us to succeed because it is when we succeed that his glory is revealed”. “We have a God who is able to rise up against the limitations we face”, he stated, adding that God was keener to see them progress.

He called on people to be committed to what was right and not what was expedient. The former Managing Director of First Capital Plus, Mr Ato Essien, in a presentation, called on Christians in the business community to labour by faith. According to him, faith was the substance of things hoped for, adding that “all you need is hope”.

In business, he said there were four levels of labour, which he enumerated as manual, technical, management and faith labour, saying that having faith was not different from the reality.