Ghanaian Church Leader Calls for Ethical Leadership
The President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Nyamekye, has reiterated the crucial role of ethical leadership and moral vision in achieving steady progressive growth for the nation. Speaking at a two-day National Development Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa organized by the Church of Pentecost, he urged citizens, particularly those in leadership positions, to prioritize the nation’s interests over their individual gains.
Apostle Nyamekye expressed deep concern over leaders who solely focus on their self-interests, warning that such behavior could impede the country’s advancement. “Live for the next generation and not just for the next four years,” he charged, urging leaders to think beyond their term in office and consider the long-term consequences of their actions on Ghana’s future.
Drawing insights from biblical scriptures, Isaiah 59:14-15 and Proverbs 14:34, Apostle Nyamekye stressed that a leader’s success or failure is intricately linked to the nature, character, and confidence of the people they govern.
He highlighted the need for upholding moral principles, stating that conflicting values among citizens can hinder a nation from realizing its full potential.
To illustrate the importance of ethical leadership, Apostle Nyamekye referenced the biblical account of Moses, Israel’s greatest leader, and Aaron, who made a golden calf for the people. He lamented that due to the character and pressure of the people, Moses was unable to enter the Promised Land. The lesson here, he said, is the necessity of addressing moral dilemmas promptly and strategically to ensure the nation’s progress.
Apostle Nyamekye called for the establishment of a set of moral principles that would guide the lives of Ghanaians. He advocated for socially approved and acceptable patterns and norms of conduct shared by all citizens, emphasizing the significance of collective values in fostering a united and prosperous nation.
Amidst the decline in moral values in Ghanaian society, Apostle Nyamekye underscored the transformative mandate of the Church and its historical role in shaping societal values. He urged the church to actively engage in the conversation of national development, leveraging its influence to promote moral vision and ethical leadership across all sectors of society.
In closing, Apostle Nyamekye encouraged Ghanaians to embrace the teachings of their forebears, emphasizing values such as equality, the dignity of labor, and integrity in speech. By adhering to these principles, he emphasized that the nation can pave the way for a better and more prosperous future.
As the two-day National Development Conference continues, attendees and citizens at large are left with a resonating call to action, to prioritize the nation’s interests above all and work collectively towards a morally guided and prosperous Ghana.