General News of Sunday, 4 November 2018
The Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey says a nation will only prosper when good leaders manage her with integrity.
Reverend Martey says, “Good leadership was important, God-fearing leader; a leader of integrity, that’s what we need in Ghana to turn our deserts into fruitfulness.”
He said this on Sunday during the home-coming service organized by the First Baptist Church, Tema Community Five, to welcome home and fellowship with the daughter churches that were founded by the First Baptist Church.
He observed that God’s goodness was able to bring bountiful harvest to Ghana and help us to turn the nation into a prosperous and developed country but for bad leadership that could bring the nation to its knees.
He bemoaned how corruption had gained root in Ghanaian politics saying, “People go into politics for money. You see a fresh school leaver go into politics and when unfortunately he’s given a position, and the first thing he does is to amass wealth.”
He bemoaned how, unlike other countries who punished their leaders for corruption, Ghana celebrated leaders who had caused the nation lots of monetary losses.
He admonished the church members to study the developmental process the First Baptist Church had gone through for nspiration for their lives, adding that, “We don’t study our own situation that was why foreigners come and study our situation and know our strengths and weaknesses and capitalize on that to exploit us.”
He advised the church members and Ghanaians not to only look for what the church and the nation could do for them but also what they could do for their church and nation, observing that that was how God’s blessings came unto his people.