Ghanaian citizens must fight to save the destiny of their country from incompetence and from the state, Dr Mensa Otabil has urged.
Speaking at the launch of a book titled ‘Dare to Dream’ on Albert and Comfort Ocran’s Springboard roadshow, the motivational speaker and General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) called for a citizens’ “revolution” to snatch the country from the state, which he said, has “hijacked” and “monopolised” everything.
“I hope that as we celebrate this story, and I like how it was put earlier that it’s a revolution and it’s really a revolution. We have to battle, we have to fight, we have to wrest the destiny of our nation from incompetence and from people, who have determined to run us to the ground.
“We have to wrest the nation back and control it as citizens of this country and that is the challenge I want to put to you. You have to dare to dream to take our nation back,” Dr Otabil said.
He, however, pointed out that he was not calling for a revolution in the “political sense”.
“I’m not saying take it back from one party to give it to another party; I’m saying the citizens must take their country back and run their own country, and if springboard succeeds in doing that I think it would have done a very great service to our country and if you and I succeed in doing that we would have done a great service to our country, so, I hope that tonight as we launch this magazine, we will not leave here with a sense of accomplishment, but we’ll be fired to…go out there and make a difference and the difference is not just for you to prosper, but for you to take back your nation,” Dr Otabil said.