Popular Ghanaian pastor, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams , has bemoaned the attitude of Ghanaians and the government for not providing the enabling environment for indigenous business moguls to thrive.
The man of God made his observation known during a sermon last Sunday whiles comparing the prevalent condition to that of Nigeria who have helped Aliko Dangote to succeed as a Nigerian businessman.
“Mr Dangote is a Nigerian. And the Nigerian government made sure that one of their own will rise to become a household name. Nigeria has, at least, raised up one, come up with policies to have one of their own to become huge, big and great than foreigners. But in this country…at least for 62 years, there should be one indigenous bank…succeeding,” he explained.
The General Overseer also complained about how Ghanaians prefer to help foreigners while neglecting their own. “They prefer to cut deal with foreigners and let foreigners take our inheritance and give us crumbs and peanuts rather than to make deals with a Ghanaian,” he stated.
The revered pastor used Zoomlion as a case study by saying: ” I don’t want to be political but if you look at people like Zoomlion and others, Zoomlion is a Ghanaian, but every government that has come will go after Zoomlion because they don’t understand why a Ghanaian should make it that big.”