Ghanaian sociologist, Dr Nana Obiri Yeboah has rubbished Archbishop Duncan Williams’ declaration of a 72-hour fasting and prayer to save Ghana’s economy from crashing.
Dr Nana Obiri Yeboah who believes fasting and prayer cannot save Ghana’s economy challenged the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International, Duncan Williams to convert his church into a factory if he indeed wants to save Ghana’s economy.
Archbishop Duncan Williams who couldn’t save the Cedi with prayer declared a 72-hour fasting and prayer to save Ghana’s economy on Sunday.
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Dr Nana Obiri Yeboah reacting to Duncan Williams’ declaration on Starr FM stated without mincing words that Ghana’s economic problems have nothing to do with spirituality and that Ghanaians should move from religion and superstition when dealing with national issues.
“Our problem…economic hardship is not spiritual. It’s attitude and the structure of our economy. After independence, we have not been able to turn the tables around and fight for that economic independence. We have rather dwelt on superstition and more of religious industry, everywhere. That’s why we have a lot of religious bodies and that has affected the psyche of so many people thinking that it’s bad divine assault on us.
The problem of the cedi is based on economic principles, the forces of demand and supply. What are we supplying?”
Dr Nana Obiri Yeboah challenged Archbishop Duncan Williams saying;
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“If that building [the church] at the industrial area is a processing plant, you think it cannot stabilize the dollar, if all those buildings those pastors are putting up, meeting there and telling the people a lot of stories about Jesus Christ and all those things. Look at our industrial area, taken over by churches and we don’t export anything”.