Acting Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Samuel Adams, has urged Ghanaian Christians to seriously consider taking up leadership roles in public life.That, Prof Adams who doubles as the Dean of Public Service and Governance at GIMPA, said was to enable them take godly decisions for the betterment of Ghana.
Prof. Adams made this call on Saturday in Accra at an orientation session for the 7th COHORT of Students for the Pentecost University College Graduate School (PUCGS).
The orientation session which took place at PUCGS’ campus located at Labone, offered the students the opportunity to get acquainted with the school’s academic activities.
Prof. Adams who was the guest speaker for the occasion, lamented that lifestyles and decisions of many individuals occupying top positions in government and corporate institutions in Ghana today do not show anything godly.
That, according to him, suggests that many people taking decisions on behalf of Ghanaians are either not Christians or have simply turned blind eyes to their Christian principles.
Prof. Adams who was speaking on the theme: “Undertaking Graduate Studies,” explained that Ghana is the way it is with all its reported high level of corruption and mismanagement because the decisions of many individuals managing affairs either in public or private life don’t appear godly.
He said their actions and inactions seem completely contrary to the teachings of the Bible to which most of them, especially those in government, swear an oath on before assuming office.
“What do you expect to get when you have your bosses taking decisions for you in night clubs, beer bars and restaurants,” he quizzed.
He stressed that Christians need to work their way through to higher positions in public life to help move the country in a Godly direction.
The Academic Registrar at PUCGS, Mrs. Denise Anatsui on her part, took the students through the academic issues of the school and what will be required of them to complete their two year study at the school.