General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil, says though it has been 62 years since Ghana gained independence from British rule, the country is now suffering from inferiority complex.
On the occasion of Ghana’s 62 independence celebration Wednesday, the popular Ghanaian preacher observed the people have been limited by what he termed mental prison bars.
“62 years ago, our fore-fathers fought against British colonialism and won. Today, our battle is against inferiority complex and the mental prison bars that have limited us,” he tweeted.
He underscored the need for people to free themselves of “beggarly mindset”, noting they have powerful thoughts which can “determine their destiny” either good or bad, adding “…a man is the sum total of his thoughts”.
— ?? Mensa Otabil (@MensaOtabil) March 6, 2019
Pastor Otabil said despite the numerous challenges facing the country and its people, “there is hope for us,” hence underscored the need to seize today’s opportunities “to create a better future for our nation”.
“With our gifts of mind and strength of arm, we can change our story,” he stated in one of the series of tweets to commemorate the day.
He has urged Ghanaians to be hopeful and courageous.
“May God bless our nation and make her great and strong. May we become a people of hope and courage. May we become Africa’s greatest story. A story that will make us the pride of our ancestors, and an inspiration to generations yet unborn,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have taken to twitter to express their opinion on whether what Ghana has achieved within 62 years is worth celebrating.
Happy Independence Day Ghana. After 62 years, what are we celebrating? Hope it gets better in the coming years ??
— Dezel The Model ??? (@dezerilla) March 6, 2019
Sixty-two year’s post-independence, Ghana is doing really well for herself. Prosperity hasn’t come without challenges, and there’s always room for a better tomorrow, but I’m so honored of call myself Ghanaian and embrace it with pride and zeal. ??????#Ghana62YearsOn #GhanaAt62
— ?? kwame jer ?? (@jeruhme_a) March 6, 2019
It’s Independence Day & I Honestly Don’t Have Anything To Tweet About, Except Corruption & The Greed Of Our Politicians. Happy 62Years Of Corruption Day. May God Push Me To The Top So I Can Also Steal The Money Of The People And Give Jobs To Family And Friends. #Ghana62YearsOn ? pic.twitter.com/rwh1Y3TzOD
— Omo Ghana (@LegitSarpong) March 6, 2019
62 years of independence from the British colony And exactly 62 years of dependence on Mental Slavery.
62 years of Gameboys and Slayqueens, what are u Celebrating?
Ghana Youth, The future is crying ??
— Godfred Smart? (@godfred_smart) March 6, 2019
Others paid tribute to the founders and forefathers who fought for the nation.
Happy Independence Day GHANA ??
Today let’s honour those who laid down down their lives for us to enjoy the freedom and privileges we sometimes take for granted…#ghana #ghanaat62 #IndependenceDay #Ghana62YearsOn #6thMarch pic.twitter.com/r6SqTE0rSR
— Miss Forson (@lydiaforson) March 6, 2019
Happy #GhanaAt62. Let us remember the good fight, sacrifices and the lives others put at risk to give us our independence and identity as a country. Let it give us the inspiration and courage to fight for the values Ghana is supposed to stand for #1759Celebrates1957 ? pic.twitter.com/7tUdSpLTqy
— Lexis (@niilexis) March 6, 2019
For some, it was a day to celebrate the special food of Ghana.
— #POWERPILLSERIES ? (@RevErskineGH) March 6, 2019