Pastor Ransford Obeng the founder and head pastor of Calvary Charismatic Centre CCC has called on African governments to reflect on investing heavily in our scientists.
The world is now confronted with the deadly coronavirus which is spreading faster than ever and is claiming more lives on daily basis, the situation he describe as very devastating.
According to him, this is the time for African leaders, particularly Ghana government to take advantage of the current situation to retool and position the country’s scientists, pharmacists and other researchers to develop vaccines and medications to fight the virus.
The minister of God said this on Tuesday 24th March 2020 at the church headquarters, when he addressed a section of the Ghanaian media about the preparedness towards the National day of prayer and fasting declared by the president Nana Akufo Addo Saturday evening.
He is optimistic that God will give our scientists, doctors the wisdom and the knowledge through prayers to enable them develop a vaccine that would be able to conquer the virus. He believes that we can get the solution in Ghana and should not focus too much on the outside world for a cure.
He believes God can give our scientist and doctors the solution.
“It therefore behooves on us as a country to see the relevance of science as a change-maker in time like this” he said.
Pastor Obeng has observed that scientists and researchers are under resourced and this is inadvertently affecting their work; a situation he says is not the best for the country.
Over the years, our scientists have been lamented the paltry funds allocated their outfit to carry out scientific research works.
Most of their research works are funded through international programs. At the end of such programs, their research come to an end. He said this situation has not been helpful to the country.
It is against this backdrop, that the Head Pastor of CCC, wants the government to see science as a breakthrough for the country’s economic woes.
”If our scientists are adequately resourced, Ghana could have taken advantage of the situation and developed a vaccine to save the world this destructive catastrophe” he said.