Duncan-Williams: Bitter politicians must not destroy wealthy people

Archbishop Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Duncan-Williams

The founder and leader of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has suggested to the President not to allow his government to victimise genuine business people who created wealth under the previous government.

He explained that while he is not against the anti-corruption agenda of governments, the vicious cycle of political vendetta carried out against business people perceived to be affiliated to a previous government deprived the nation of wealth creation.

Delivering a sermon at his church on Sunday, Archbishop Duncan-Williams called on the congregation to pray that the Akufo-Addo-led administration would break the cycle to enable Ghanaians in genuine businesses prosper.

“I’m not saying we shouldn’t check corruption, if we come to power with vindictiveness and bitterness because of the way we’ve been mishandled and mistreated, we target people to go after them to settle scores.
“I pray that during the reign of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, because of the fight, betrayals, suffering and pain he went through to become president, he will not allow his presidency to be used by opponents to settle scores.
“But during his watch and reign, that vicious cycle will be broken and Ghanaians, irrespective of your political party, if they’re doing the right thing will prosper.

“Anytime there is a new regime, it destroys wealthy people connected to the old regime forgetting that it’ll be in office for only four years or maximum eight years, another regime comes and destroys people that benefited from the old regime, every four to eight years, and we destroy those who have created wealth.

“I’m not saying that we shouldn’t deal with corruption, we shouldn’t deal with wrong people and we shouldn’t pursue people who are wrong, but I’m saying that we should check our motives.
“If we begin with the motive that somebody is guilty from the beginning and we have to bring them down because they were connected to the regime before us, we will always find a way to still bring them down.  –citinewsroom.com

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