Whenever someone in a position of power or authority starts justifying something, you can be sure it means they’re about to do that same thing themselves very soon.
So Duncan-Williams telling Ghanaians owning a private jet is no big deal sounds like the perfect precursor to announce, maybe sometime soon or a little further in the future, the use of a private jet.
He’s anticipating the criticism and silencing it in advance.
According to the preacher, Ghanaians have ‘small minds’ so when we see something like a private jet we think it’s something so big when in actuality it’s no big deal to own one.
“If you have a private jet and so what? It means nothing, nobody cared. It can’t happen [In Ghana] because we are small-minded. We have issues with everything, we feel like a private jet is a luxury but it is not a luxury when you have responsibility. To me, I think a private is a necessity and not a luxury.” he said.
“For God’s sake, let’s be determined, the government must make a deliberate effort to empower 10 or 20 Ghanaians like Nigeria and other countries have done to raise up some billionaires. I was in Nigeria recently they sent a jet to pick me. When I was coming back to Ghana I counted over 25 private jets parked there and it was no issue to the government nor the media.
“If somebody has a private jet and so what? We have to begin to appreciate, accept and celebrate if one of has a private jet and he has not broken the law to earn it, leave him alone. If he has broken the law hold him responsible, deal with him.
“But this culture of attacking, being critical…if a young lady is successful she’s either sleeping with a married man or dealing in drugs, if a young man comes on the scene and for whatever reason, he was not born by one of the old money people and he’s new we have to investigate him right now and I’m talking about things that were done to me as a pastor.” he added.