Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has expressed sadness about how various Ghanaian governments deliberately target, hound and kill flourishing Ghanaian-owned private businesses in favour of foreigners.
During his first sermon on Sunday, 1 September 2019 at Action Chapel International, the preacher told his congregation that: “The level of insecurity, envy and jealousy in this country is amazing”.
“And if you look at our political system, the way it’s designed, it enhances jealousy and envy”, he observed, adding: “It empowers envy and jealousy”.
“So, it has become a vicious cycle where we have become a society of bringing down one another”, he noted.
Buttressing his assertion with a caveated example, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said: “And 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”.
In his view, Ghanaian governments “prefer to cut deals with foreigners and let foreigners come in, take our inheritance, and give us crumbs and peanuts rather than to make deals with a Ghanaian”.
“So”, he continued, “Any government that comes, they’ll tell them that: ‘This man is NPP, or this man is NDC; he’s an enemy of our party, he’s an enemy of state, he’s an enemy of the nation, pull him down, bring him down’”.
“And we’ll take away everything he has and give it to foreigners, so, sometimes when you’re travelling on the Spintex Road, you’ll see shops, [on which it’s written]: ‘Thank you Ghana’. And another will say: ‘I love Ghana. Ghana is good’”, he said.
A stoic Duncan-Williams then told his congregations: “There’s no name they haven’t named me, so, I’m not worried anymore about talking because whether I talk or not, there are people who believe I’m NDC and there are people who believe I’m NPP and there are others who believe I don’t belong anywhere and there are those who also believe that I’ve lost my way and some also believe I don’t know where I’m going or where I belong. You can think whatever you think, you’re entitled to your opinion”.