Founder of Glorious Waves Church International prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has said in plain words that Ghana is not a country worth dying for.
He cited the unfulfilled pledge by past government (a house each) to the 1965 Black Stars Nations Cup winners as a classical example.
The tough talking Seer, who chaired the 65′ Stars Group dinner gala in Accra on Thursday pointed out that the current state of the retired Black Stars players supports his argument of not going the extra mile for the country.
He backed Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan for deciding to ply his trade at unpopular football nation, China despite criticism from the football fraternity.
‘… I support Gyan for going to China, because Ghana will not support him in times of need. A typical example is what our past heroes are experiencing now.’
‘You look at them and you wonder whether they were stars. I think Ghana is not worth dying for. You shouldn’t die for Ghana, rather you should strive, die for yourself and soul,’ said Prophet Badu.
He supported the retired Stars with $10,000 and made an annual pledge of $25,000 to the surviving ten member team till the last man passes on.
The Man of God, who indicated that politicians in the country are self-centred and hardly consider how to improve the lives of the ordinary man is noted for giving out cars to celebrities and the poor alike.
High profile personalities like Kenpong, Despite, Asamoah Gyan, Kofata Motors, among others supported the occasion with huge cash donations.
President Mahama recently waded into the All African Games gold winning Black Queens bonus row after several media agitation.
Government managed to pay just $5,000 to each member of the team from the over $20,000 accumulated bonuses.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum