New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has advised Ghanaian business men and women who seek advice on businesses from people to be wary of any ‘Jesus Christ’.
Mr. Agyapong said such people have been corrupted because even if Jesus Christ makes a triumph entry into Ghana, the Ghanaian attitude of corruption would go through him so “we must not trust him”, adding, Ghanaian business men and women should not trust anybody but themselves.
“If you come to me for a business advice, I will say, If you are a business man and you meet Jesus Christ and through a conversation and he says he knows Ghana, don’t believe him anymore. Right there, you have to apply all the business principles because Jesus Christ who knows Ghana has been corrupted. By birth we [Ghanaians] are all dishonest, that’s what we need to check.
“It is embedded in us that when you employ a Ghanaian as a CEO, he’s likely not ready to steal from you but his family members will psychologically influence him to use other means to make more money which will collapse the business eventually…” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, delivering a speech on Monday, May 1, to mark the May Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Accra, advised that if the nation is “going to make the changes we all want, then we have to start with a change in attitude to work.
“Government is ready to do its part and I am counting on you Secretary General to lead the campaign for a change in attitude to work and increase in productivity.
“We have no respect for the hours set aside for work… we pray, we eat, and we visit during working hours. We spend hours chatting on the telephone when customers are waiting to be served, thereby increasing our labour costs. We take a week off for every funeral. And then we wonder why we are not competitive.”
But Mr. Agyapong commenting on the President’s speech on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday urged all business tycoons to apply all business principles regardless the relationship with staff, family or friends because businesses die when friends and family sabotage with their negative attitudes towards work.
He added that, one problem that adds up to the woes of the business industry is inferiority complex which affects most Ghanaians on the job field.
Nevertheless, Mr. Agyapong urged every Tom Dick and Harry to believe immensely in themselves: backed by punctuality, honesty, determination and hard work, to achieve more than required in their respective field of business.
“Ghanaians always give an excuse when they are working with fellow Ghanaians. Inferiority complex affects us. They lack confidence to understand they are superior beings…” he maintained.
“We have it in our head that ‘whites’ are gods. We have to believe in ourselves. Work on time, honesty, determination, hard work can help us to move forward us a country…”
“If we all sit down and think like the white man, we can do better. I don’t have family in my business. I will sack you if you commit any mistake that any CEO will sack you for…” he said.