The Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Nicholas Duncan – Williams has called for the formation of a National Coalition Government for Ghana.
The Archbishop, in addition to the National Coalition, which he says should comprise of all parties, the business community, religious bodies and every, has also called for the institutionalization of a National Agenda for the country.
He underscore d the need for the National Coalition with a National Agenda and made these comments: ““We need, eventually, to have a national coalition in Africa and make sure that every political party is represented, labour is represented, the church is represented, our traditional rulers are represented and let’s have a national agenda that we all work towards for a period of 20 to 25 years.
“No every four years election. Let’s work on the national agenda. It will unite us. It will stop this hatred, it will stop this vindictiveness it will stop this bitterness…,” he admonished.
The beckoning, according to him is necessary, as there is so much division in the country, owning to the political structures in the country and the governance system, adding that, there is mistrust and suspicions among the political parties, which, he believes is not good for the country, hinting that, such division is not only in Ghana but on the African Continent.
Recounting Norway’s development after the World War II, he expressed that, “if you look at how look at how Norway structured their governance after the Second World War, they had a National Coalition, brought people from all the political parties, from labour, stakeholders in the community, business and religious leaders and they formed a National Coalition, with a National Agenda and they ran it for 40 years. and they structured their
Duncan – Williams also expressed discontent and stated that, |our nations are bleeding, most African countries are bleeding and it all has to do with the way our political party is structured and if something is not done, in few years from now we are going to be in a lot of trouble”.
Attributing the animosity among political parties and the divisions among Ghanaians and Africa at large to politics and high levels of youth unemployment, he anticipated an uprising comparable to the Arab Spring after 2020 in West Africa if political leaders do not deliver on their mandate.
“I am predicting, by divine authority, after 2020 going if things don’t change, there will be an uprising, a civil uprising on the continent of Africa…You see the Arab uprising, there is a wind coming to Africa and to West Africa if something is not done” – Duncan – Williams’ comments.
The Arab Spring was a series of violent anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that spread across the Middle East in late 2010. It began in response to oppressive regimes and a low standard of living, beginning with protests in Tunisia.
He did not end there, but also accentuated the need for the country to build a National Cathedral, intimating that, it is going to be non – denominational monument and it is critical for the country. He underscored that, the National cathedral “will provoke the hand of God and the glory of God upon this country, like never before”.
The national cathedral will be surrounded by more than five hectares of landscaped gardens, will serve as a place of worship and a community hub that will encompass several chapels, a baptistery, a school, an art gallery and Africa’s first bible museum.
The building’s concept will infuse religion, democracy and tradition with heavy emphasis on Ghanaian culture. The design will include high ceilings, a breathtaking concave roof with sweeping stairs leading up to a timber entrance.