General Overseer of the Action Faith Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has called out the government of Ghana for failing to help indigenous entrepreneurs thrive and create generational wealth.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams during his Sunday morning sermon bemoaned the lack of support for indigenous Ghanaian entrepreneurs and businesspersons.
The revered man of God praised the Nigerian government for having helped Aliko Dangote to succeed as a Nigerian businessman. He then condemned successive governments of Ghana for their failure to support Ghanaian entrepreneurs to reach the heights attained by persons such as Mr Dangote.
“Mr Dangote is a Nigerian. And the Nigerian government made sure that one of their own will rise to become a household name. Nigeria has, at least, raised up one, come up with policies to have one of their own to become huge, big and great than foreigners. But in this country…at least for 62 years, there should be one indigenous bank…succeeding,” he explained.
The General Overseer also complained about how Ghanaians prefer to help foreigners while neglecting their own. “They prefer to cut deal with foreigners and let foreigners take our inheritance and give us crumbs and peanuts rather than to make deals with a Ghanaian,” he stated.
Giving an example to buttress his observation, he said that Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian company gets hounded by successive governments because the company is Ghanaian: ” I don’t want to be political but if you look at people like Zoomlion and others, Zoomlion is a Ghanaian, but every government that has come will go after Zoomlion because they don’t understand why a Ghanaian should make it that big.”
His comments come on the back of the financial sector clean-up which has seen the collapse of many Ghanaian banks and other financial institutions.