President John Dramani Mahama’s promise of advancing the better Ghana agenda is not only resonating with sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), but even hitherto virulent and unrepentant critics of his administration.
One of such hardcore critics of the Mahama government, the charismatic General Overseer of Light House Chapel, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills confessed to his congregation that the government is delivering on its 2012 campaign promises and indeed transforming the country into the better Ghana it promised.
“When you look at all the shopping malls coming up in the country for instance, you can tell that we are living in a Better Ghana and we need to be grateful,” he gleefully stated.
Bishop Heward-Mills, who even begun demanding the then newly-elected Mahama administration starts fulfilling its campaign promises long before the president was officially sworn into office on January 7, 2012, in a dramatic mode, turned three-hundred-sixty degree to confess Ghana’s transformation under the governing NDC.
Only two weeks after the Electoral Commissioner declared the NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, winner of the 2012 polls, tough-talking Heward-Mills in a sermon on Christmas day, December 25, 2012, apparently referring to the president-elect, said “We have been here for years, we have seen people come and people go, if you have won power now, concentrate on being a child and servant of Ghana…
Serve us; all the things you promised you will do, do them. And also you said you will give us a strong currency that would not deflate or inflate between now and two thousand and whatever, which used to be 1:1, it is now to 100 percent devaluation. So we want strong currency, single digit inflation, and 8 per cent GDP growth rate; these are your promises, just implement and serve us. We are waiting, that is all.”
However, exactly two years down the lane, and characteristic of him, Bishop Heward-Mills did the honorable thing, shocking a filled to capacity worshipers on Christmas day last Thursday when he told them that Ghana has indeed seen tremendous developments under the Mahama-led government.
In his Christmas message to the congregation of his Light House Chapel, the renowned man of God in a joyous mood, and perhaps filled with the Holy Ghost, told worshipers how he has been thrilled by the performance of the Mahama government, saying “when you look at all the shopping malls coming up in the country for instance, you can tell that we are living in a Better Ghana and we need to be grateful.”
He explained that Ghana has seen several shopping malls like the West Hills Mall, Accra Mall, Marina Mall, A&C Mall and others, which are all symbols of the developed world coming to Ghana.
“When you go to these malls you see that America has been brought to Ghana and that is obviously a sign of a better Ghana. It did not use to be so but now it is,” he said.
The Bishop also stated that recently he was in Guinea when Miss Guinea was crowned and her prize included a return trip to Ghana, which clearly meant that Guineans saw something in Ghana that they did not have in their country.
Dag Heward-Mills also said on a recent trip from Sierra Leone, he noticed that the Free Town Airport had only one aircraft sitting there, but on arrival in Ghana, he saw several aircrafts belonging to various airlines at the Kotoka International Airport.
“Clearly this is another sign that we are living in a better Ghana,” he said. “In fact a wealthy friend of mine told me his two favorite cities in the world are Paris and Accra, so we should not downplay what we have.”
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills’ open and frank admission of the good works of the Mahama/NDC government he harshly enjoy criticizing is testament of the age long saying that “truth crushed to the earth shall rise.”
Source: The Al-Hajj
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