Ghanaians lack courage – Methodist Bishop

A major challenge that face Ghanaians is the lack of courage to tell the truth and point out the wrong doings and mistakes of the nation’s leaders and other persons in responsible positions.

The Right Reverend Samson Yamoah, Bishop of Wenchi Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana who made the assertion at the weekend, emphasized that “people are not bold enough to hold the bull by the horns in pointing out the wrongs in society for fear of intimidation and victimization by the powers that be”.

The Bishop was delivering the sermon at the end of this year’s camp meeting of members of the diocese, which was under the theme “Choose whom you will serve”, taken from the Book of Joshua, Chapter 24 verse 15.

“In the dispensation of true and successful democratic governance the elimination of the principle of checks and balances cannot allow the government or authority concerned to realize its goals or to meet the expectations of the people”, he stated.

Rt Rev Yamoah entreated persons entrusted with responsible positions and roles to listen to the views of subordinates and accept their mistakes when pointed out to them to enable them to serve the governed better.

“Until Ghanaians are able to tell the truth to correct our leaders of their mistakes, they cannot do the right thing that would please and encourage the citizens to contribute effectively to the development of the nation”, he added.

Bishop Yamoah emphasized that since everybody is fallible, our leaders should not take offence when their shortfalls and mistakes are pointed out to them as that would help them to live above reproach.

Bishop Yamoah noted that Ghana was blessed with fertile land for agricultural purposes and minerals for economic development and there was the need for the citizens to maintain the peace and stability for the benefit of posterity.

He prayed God to touch the hearts of people entrusted with responsibilities in the December general election so they would be truthful and transparent in their activities to guarantee a peaceful and successful exercise.

Source: GNA

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