Action Chapel International founder, Archbishop Duncan-Williams , has urged Ghanaian governments to pursue a national agenda that ensures the continuity of projects by predecessors.
The Archbishop, during a Sunday service sermon in his church, stated that people who lack the necessary qualifications should not be assigned positions of authority based solely on their loyalty to party.
“The fact that you are loyal to your party and you help your party to win an election does not mean you have the capacity to govern with your party.
“If people are not part of your party but they have the capacity to do something to advance the course of the country, you must give them the opportunity for the sake of the good of the country,” he emphasised.
The statement by the renowned pastor seeks to shed light on the governance style adopted by former President John Agyekum Kufuor which, according to him, has not been replicated under the erstwhile John Mahama administration and the current Akufo-Addo-led government.
Duncan-Williams on neglected public projects
Touching on the issue of abandoned projects, the Archbishop expressed worry over how the lack of continuity in governance has soiled the essence of democracy on the continent.
“As a nation, we must have a national agenda that compels every political party in our country to work together so that when any party comes into office, it is not your manifesto or agenda that matters but what matters is a national agenda that allows for continuity because what we are doing now is not sustainable.
“We are allowing strangers, foreigners to come into this country and to prosper and to do well while the citizens are not doing well because of the way we are managing our democracy. Our party politics is not healthy,” he said.
Wealth creation during power
On this, the revered man of God said “So we don’t have sustainable wealth because everyone is waiting for an opportunity so that they can come in and when they come in they destroy the other party’s members because they were destroyed.
“So if you are NDC and NPP comes into office, the members of NPP will have to bankrupt your business, kill your business and you go into exile and you suffer so NDC waits and when they come into the office they go after all the businessman of NPP and finish them.
“It has become a vicious cycle, what we are doing is not sustainable and we are doing it in the name of democracy, that is not democracy.”
Archbishop Duncan-Williams also condemned party sympathizers who amass wealth when their parties come to power.
“I am not impressed with what is going on. With this thing where people don’t work or create anything, but they are sitting down only to wait for their party to come so they can get a deal.”