Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
Accra, Dec 3, GNA - Reverend Dr Ernest Birikorang, the Greater Accra West Regional Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, has said the absence of quality leadership has affected the development of many African countries.
He said leaders are supposed to know the way, walk the way and show the way, but African leaders hardly exhibit such characters.
“A lot of leaders will say one thing and do the other and because we do not do the things we say, we are unable to be good examples unto others,” Rev Dr Birikorang said.
Rev Dr Birikorang said this at the launch of Influence Leadership Network (ILN), a new Christian outreach ministry in Accra.
Rev DR Birikorang said it is important for organisations such as ILN to help bring excellence in leadership.
He urged the organisation to stay focused to their mission and ensure that their activities were fundamentally geared toward influencing leadership.
Pastor Samuel Akwasi Aboagye, Founder and President of ILN, said the organisation’s aim was to change the face of leadership in the country with special focus on the church.
He said they would focus on emerging leaders as their main targets since they would be shaping the future of the country.
Pastor Aboagye said there are clear leadership gaps in the church, marriages, families and other structures of the society.
“We want to build leaders and also to help the church by providing it with the needed skills and experience to ensure that it did mighty things,” he said.
“There is a need for us to move from the traditional approach of leadership and give our emerging leaders Biblical principles and approaches to leadership, and that way our country would have good leaders and when good leaders are in power, we will be at peace.”
He said the ILN hopes to achieve this by providing; executive coaching and consultancy for churches and pastors, marriage clinics, family therapy, emotional support services and private counselling sessions among other services.