Ghana one of Africa's 'wealthiest' countries, says American televangelist T.D. Jakes

Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo

Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo

African-American televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes has stated that President Nana Akufo-Addo has turned Ghana into one of Africa’s “wealthiest” countries.

Introducing the Ghanaian leader to his audience as one of the speakers for his upcoming summit on leadership, the world-renowned American preacher said, “I have, for some time, watched with amazement, the president of the Republic of Ghana and the Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, will speak at our International Leadership Summit this month.

“And, in case you are not up to speed on how things are going in Africa; Ghana is one of Africa’s wealthiest countries; he [President Akufo-Addo] has completely turned it around.

“It is the largest producer of gold on the continent and the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa," Jakes explained.

He added, “Under President Akufo-Addo’s leadership, Ghana has emerged as a booming tech centre – even welcoming Twitter.

“[Twitter] is moving to Ghana. Africa’s corporate headquarters of Twitter is going to be there.

“President Akufo-Addo is also working to transform Ghana into key travel destination, particularly for African-Americans and the African diaspora and aggressively promoting investment in the country.”

Over the last couple of years, he told the audience, Ghana’s government has set aside 500 acres of land for foreigners looking to resettle there.

“Let me explain to all of you African-Americans – Ghana’s move to embrace African-Americans has particular significance because some of the largest ports of slavery [were] from Ghana and, so, the return home and some of the amenities that he’s extending [are] a step toward healing and restoration.

“Imagine the prodigal son coming back home and the father running to meet him and welcoming him back home. It has tremendous significance and he’s done some amazing things in that regard.

“We’re thrilled, delighted to welcome President Akufo-Addo and several other esteemed leaders to the next International Leadership Summit,” Jakes explained.

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