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Christians Must Show Exemplary Leadership – Stanbic Bank Chief Executive

Kwamina Asomaning (right), CEO of Stanbic Bank Ghana, addressing congregants. Photos: ERNEST KODZI

Stanbic Bank Ghana Managing Director Kwamina Asomaning has urged Christians to show exemplary leadership in their fields to help the country out of its current difficulties.

Speaking at the 77th graduation ceremony of Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra last Saturday, Mr Asomaning said integrity and empathy should be the hallmark of all Christians to help drive change in the country.

“We are at a crossroads as a nation; a time that demands true leadership with character and integrity. The church has the power to influence the situation.

“People there are counting on us to lead the movement for social change. Let’s not disappoint them,” he said.

Graduation

The ceremony saw 337 graduate and graduate students in Ministry, Master of Divinity, Theological Studies and Theology and Doctorate in Ministry and Theology.

It was on the theme: “Training Leaders and Resourcing Churches for Holistic Development”.

The graduation coincided with the period when the seminary, one of the oldest in the country, was celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The ceremony was also graced by a Deputy Minister of Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, as guest of honour, and the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ghana and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the seminary, the Reverend Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo. .

Different lifestyles

Mr Asomaning said the majority of people in the country identified with the Christian faith, but the values ​​of Christianity were lacking in many areas.


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He said many people were disappointed with many leaders who claimed to be Christians due to their activities which sometimes fell short of the standards required of a Christian.

“We are seen as saying one thing from pulpits, lecterns or in churches, and doing the exact opposite in other spheres of life. Given our 70% Christian population, failed leadership in the church inevitably means failed leadership in society,” he added.

Leadership

The Stanbic Bank boss said leadership, which was based on Christian and good values ​​such as selflessness, empathy and integrity, was crucial for the development of any society.

He urged the graduates to imitate the virtues of Jesus Christ and serve mankind with love without any selfish interest.

“Jesus Christ put himself and his own needs second and served others beyond the call of duty, tirelessly, lovingly and effectively. This was the style of servant leadership” , did he declare.
According to him, many of the evils facing the world were due to the selfishness of people who took advantage of others and promoted their own interests without considering the needs of others.

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The president of the seminary, the Most Reverend Prof. J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, said that Trinity Theological Seminary throughout its 80 years of existence has nurtured and nurtured many leaders not only for churches but also for other sectors of national development.

He assured that the seminary will continue to fulfill its mandate of producing dedicated, committed and morally upright leaders to contribute positively to society.

In a media interview, Reverend Fordjour praised Trinity Theological Seminary for consistently being a center of excellence in leadership and Christian formation.

“Over the past 80 years, this seminary has raised some of the giants of the kingdom of God who serve the spiritual and welfare needs of millions of people in the country and around the world,” he said.

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