Founder and General Overseer of Parliament Chapel International (PCI) in Ghana, Apostle Francis Amoako Attah has called on African leaders especially Ghana, to move away from a commercial economy to a commodity economy in order to save the country in these times of hardships.
According to him, what is happening now across countries has much to do with what happened in the days of old when Jesus met Peter when situations were critical for them.
Apostle Francis Amoako Attah was speaking this morning on Angel Fm’s ‘Anopa Bofo’ program, where he asked “Should Jesus tell the Finance Minister when he meets Him and tells Him about the hardships in the country, will Jesus advise him to go to IMF?
“Because once upon a time when there was no money, when there was lack, Jesus met Peter but didn’t tell Peter to go to IMF, He told him to go to the sea. What does it mean to go to the sea? Peter told Jesus, that I was at the sea before you came and I was getting nothing and I left everything yet you asked me to go back to the sea.”
The SEER said, anytime a prophesy becomes prophetic the nation must pay attention and get answers because, “Any time the world and the nation enter into crisis, we must know how to shift from the job economy to commodity economy. Anytime there is a crisis, so many companies lay down their workers, and anytime you decide to depend on the job your economy will collapse.”
Taking a scripture from the Bible, 2 Kings 4: 1-6 “A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves. So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
The man of God whose prophesies always come true, indicated that when there was a crisis in the nation, the woman was running for help (IMF), when she got to Elisha, Elisha asked her; Tell me, what do you have in the house?.
“Elisha was drawing the woman’s attention to the commodity economy were what the woman had was just a jar of oil. This jar of oil is a commodity and Elisha asked the woman to go and borrow empty vessels, close the door behind her and her children and fill the vessels with the oil in the only vessel they had.”
He explained that in a time of crisis you must focus on your commodities like Cocoa Gold, Oil, and Coffee, saying that the moment you lose sight of these things your economy is bound to fail.
“It is a fact that there is the corona, it is a fact that there is war in Ukraine. This woman went to Elisha for solution, but it turned out that the solution is never in IMF. The rich never work for money, money works for them. Look the IMF never works for money,” he said.
Apostle Francis Amoako Attah also averred that it is important for Ghana which is going to the IMF for the 17th time, to ask itself “What do I have?
“As a nation that is going for a loan after 16 times from the IMF, what do we have as Ghana? What have we done with the money we took for the past 16 times?”
“What do you have in the house? Elisha asked the woman. In the commodity economy, the jar in the passage is your commodity, all you have to do is go borrow empty jars and fill them with the oil you have. Going outside to borrow vessels or jars, is for you to go out and borrow ideas and put them into your commodity and sell it back to them. Go outside your country, borrow their ideas, not money. You borrow their ideas and with your commodity, close the doors; close all the loopholes where your revenues are passing, leakages and put the ideas you gather into your commodity and then you find a solution,” he said.
He stressed that Ghanaian leaders must be thinking now of how they can shift from a commercial economy to a commodity and skills economy.
“Why is Ukraine which is at war not going to IMF, because they rely on their commodity. So they don’t need to go out and borrow,” he explained and called for a change of mindset to be able to survive the economic crisis.