The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil has cautioned Ghanaians to buckle up for COVID-19 induced hardships as governments the world over look at innovative ways of bringing their economies back to life.
According to him, the worst of the destructions is yet to come because the impairment caused by the global pandemic to the country’s economy is greater than it appears on face value.
He noted that Ghana is in “serious trouble” on the account that its go-to economies such as those in America and Europe have equally been crushed and subjected to the same recession fate by the dreaded disease.
In his televised sermon to his congregation Sunday, May 17, 2020, Pastor Mensa Otabil indicated that the ripple effect on lives and businesses is awful.
He therefore, making biblical allusions to Hebrews 10:36, admonished Ghanaians to relinquish the hope of soon seeing an end to the plights and prepare to endure the repercussions.
“And just let me tell you straight out here, with all the damage that has been done to the world economy, even the most established economies have been brought to their knees. Countries like Ghana who depended on the big economies, we’re in serious trouble, we’re in serious trouble.
“The ripple effect is going to be deep. The damage to businesses will be deep, the distortions and the dislocations in or lives will be deep. It is not going to be an easy journey. So let’s not just think everything will return to normal by the snap of a finger; no sorry, that’s not how it’s going to be,” he warned.
What citizens need to do now rather than empty hopes, the pastor noted, is to condition their minds to endure and survive the looming adversities.
“It is going to be a tough race and that’s why I’m preparing you. We are going to run, we will be exhausted, we will be refused bread, but we will keep running.
“We are going to run, we will be shoved aside, we may see everybody has left us behind, but we still have to keep running. Because recovery is not going to be quick, it is going to be slow, it is going to be painful but it’s doable,” he said.
Watch the full sermon below