Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, the General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, has passionately urged national leaders and stakeholders to embrace and uphold integrity as a fundamental key ingredient for successful nation-building.
Speaking at the National Development Conference 2023, held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa, on Thursday, July 27, 2023, Apostle Kumi-Larbi emphasised that integrity is an essential aspect of righteousness, and without it, true success cannot be attained in any aspect of life.
Elaborating on the topic, “Integrity In Nation Building,” he highlighted that a leader’s moral vision encompasses understanding what truly matters, what holds value and worth, and what merits respect and attention.
Integrity, according to him, involves aligning one’s life with God’s standards and principles, adding that leaders of integrity inspire joy and contentment among their followers.
The General Secretary stressed that Ghana’s path to prosperity and happiness depends on leaders with unwavering integrity at every level.
He expressed concern about the nation’s reliance on external borrowing despite its abundant natural resources.
He, therefore, called for leaders who cannot be influenced by personal gain but rather dedicate public resources to serve the greater good.
Apostle Kumi-Larbi urged all stakeholders involved in nation-building to actively strive to rectify the shortcomings in the system.
Citing Proverbs 11:3 and Nehemiah 7:1-2, he highlighted Nehemiah’s success in rebuilding the city walls of Jerusalem by appointing men of integrity.
He further emphasised that true national development requires the wise and honest management of resources, not just their abundance.
Addressing the issue of corruption, he described it as the misuse of public office or authority for personal gain, stressing that its prevalence hinders the desired development.
A leader of integrity, according to Apostle Kumi-Larbi, is fearless of scandals, confident in approaching God, possesses inner peace from a clean conscience, reflects personal salvation, upholds a valuable reputation, exercises wise judgment and discernment, and is shielded from divine judgment.
In conclusion, Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi called upon all Ghanaians to embrace moral values through repentance, faith in Christ, and daily meditation on the Word of God.
He fervently hoped that more individuals would be counted among the virtuous, God-fearing leaders committed to serving the nation with integrity, skill, and a genuine heart.