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Archbishop Duncan-Williams Warns Of Possible Political Upheaval If Things Don’t Change



Archbishop Duncan-Williams Warns Political Leaders: Ghana on the Brink Without Urgent Reform

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, the founder of Action Chapel International, has issued a stern warning to Ghana’s political leaders, urging them to address the growing hardships faced by citizens. Speaking at a meeting of Christian Ecumenical Councils in Accra, which included former President John Dramani Mahama, the Archbishop emphasized the critical need for transparency and fairness in governance to avoid a potential crisis.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams highlighted the significant pain and hardship currently afflicting the nation, particularly pointing to the mass exodus of healthcare professionals as a symptom of deeper systemic issues. He warned that unless the plight of ordinary Ghanaians is alleviated, the resulting desperation and anger could lead to unintended consequences, potentially triggering unrest reminiscent of past upheavals.

“May I say this that nobody should think that the Ghanaian is very gentle and doesn’t like trouble. It’s not true, because I saw what happened in ’79 and ’81 during the Rawlings coups,” he stated, recalling the violent and tumultuous periods in the country’s history. He cited ongoing unrest in areas like Bawku as evidence that Ghanaians are capable of significant unrest if pushed too far.

The Archbishop cautioned that the belief any political party can exploit the population without repercussions is dangerously misguided. “If we don’t manage things well… you might be playing with fire, make no mistake,” he warned.

During the meeting, which took place on May 20, 2024, the Archbishop stressed the volatile nature of desperate and angry citizens, noting that their discontent could lead to chaos. “When people are desperate and angry, they don’t care about what happens, and angry and desperate people are very dangerous to manage and deal with,” he said. He warned that such conditions could lead to societal breakdowns, as desperate individuals might be driven by destructive forces.

The meeting was attended by several prominent clergymen, including Rev. Stephen Wengam, Rev. Lawrence Tetteh, and Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, alongside NDC’s National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and General Secretary Fifi Fiavi Kwetey.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams’ remarks come at a critical time for Ghana, as the nation grapples with economic challenges and social unrest. His call to action underscores the urgency for political leaders to implement reforms that address the needs and grievances of the populace, ensuring stability and preventing further escalation of tensions.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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