According to him, Ghana needs innovative and resourceful leaders with ideas to transform the country and not leaders who act in their own interests.
Addressing a breakfast meeting of corporate leaders put together by the Action Chapel International, Bishop Jakes charged Ghanaians to do away with mediocrity.
He said in order for the country to develop, it will need a group of leaders who can think of new ideas and are “assets and not liabilities.”
These leaders according to Bishop Jakes should be people who are “bringing something to the table and are willing to help the country get to where it wants to get to.”
He said until the country finds these people, it will be surrounded by those who are mediocre and will not contribute anything to the development and growth of the Nation.
President John Mahama who was present at the meeting expressed solidarity with the African-American community in the United States who have been protesting over perceived police impunity and brutality.
According to him, the protests are a sign that America has its own problem and is in need of true leadership.
President Mahama said the struggle on civil rights is not over and that the situation calls for a leadership of a new generation of Martin Luther King’s and other renowned civil right leaders in America to rise and fight against the abuse against blacks in that country.
He is however confident that with the presence of T.D Jakes and other strong African-American personalities in America, the next phase of the African –American struggle can be fought and won.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was also present at the meeting.
By: Naa Sakwaba Akwa
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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