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General News of Friday, 4 May 2018


You are one of Ghana's problems - Prophet Badu Kobi to Rawlings

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Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Head Pastor and Founder of Glorious Wave Church International has descended on former President Jerry John Rawlings for being one of the reasons why Ghana seems to be in an unending state of poverty.

In an interview on Kofi TV, Prophet Kobi argued that the state of poverty in the country goes deep into a culture that has been inculcated in Ghanaians right from colonial rule, a situation he said was buttered by Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

He mentioned that if he had the opportunity to meet Mr. Rawlings, he would not hesitate to explain to him why he is the cause of some of the nation’s current problems.

He took a swipe at the Ghana Beyond Aid theme chosen by the Akufo-Addo-led government, saying it simply was not a feasible vision.

The Head Pastor and Founder of Glorious Wave Church International was appalled at the fact that Ghana has rich natural resources to help grow the economy and make the standard of living more favourable and yet poverty seems to be thriving.

“Responsibility is non-existent because *Ghanaians we are poor. A country that has everything and yet depends on IMF is not a proper country. And there is Ghana beyond Aid. That too will not work. The reason is because the structures have not been put in place. It is not time. Ghana beyond aid? Where is the mindset to go beyond aid? He quizzed.

He added that “there is a certain culture that Ghanaians were indoctrinated into by the British and the second person to have continued this is ex-President Rawlings. If I see him anywhere, I will tell him, he is one of the problems of Ghana. And I will explain to him, and by the time I am done, he will sit up and say something better before he leaves the earth. He did not do well.”

Prophet Kobi also expressed pure disgust at the poverty levels in some parts of the country and noted that the state of needing basic human necessities to survive is a disgraceful and dehumanizing position to be in.

Without the slightest sign of empathy for people living in penury, the man of God without mincing words cited poverty as one of the things he disliked most in the world.

“One thing I don’t like is poverty. When you look at the repercussions, it is difficult. Poverty will disgrace you, poverty will not give you glory, poverty will not make you worthy to be seated where humans are, poverty will make you miserable,” he said.

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