The Founder and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has called on the government to support the growth of indigenous Ghanaian businesses, particularly the banks.
Using the Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote, as an example to buttress his point, the man of God in a sermon explained that Dangote has reached where he is today because of the support of the Nigerian government.
“Mr Dangote is a Nigerian. And the Nigerian government makes sure that one of their own would rise. Nigeria has, at least, raise up one…come up with policies to have one of their own to become huge, big and great,” he said.
Archbishop Duncan-Williams further pointed out that all adverts on CNN, talking about Africa were advertisement of Nigerian banks and that there was no Ghanaian bank among those advertised on CNN.
“Now listen; I am not a politician. I don’t understand the engagements in what is going on. So, I am not talking to any bank, but I am saying that at least, for 62 years, there should be one indigenous bank,” he said.
According to him, he is not calling on the government to support Ghanaian banks because he is benefiting from them, but because he loves his country and wants to see his countrymen succeeding in their chosen businesses.
“That’s what I am saying. I don’t know the details and I am not speaking for any bank. I don’t serve on any bank. I don’t benefit from any bank. I am just somebody who loves my country and I am going to see my countrymen making on the international scene and that’s all,” the man of God noted.