Peace Council Chair Tells Politicians: Exhibit Servant Leadership

Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante has urged leaders in the country to take a cue from the life of the late President John Evans Atta Mills, who he described as ‘religious’ national figure. Speaking on Radio Gold on Monday, Rev. Asante implored government officials and politicians to live a modest and selfless life. According to him, the late President was religious and was not ready to trade the position of God in his life with his leadership as President of the country. He placed God first in executing his duties. “President Mills could hardly draw a distinction between his religious commitment and his public and political life…Every Sunday, in the afternoon, I was invited on two or three occasions to preach at the service and he would be there; something that he established called Castle Christian Fellowship,” He stated. Touching on the life of the late President, Rev. Asante said President Mills “believed that he was there by the grace of God. And I think it should serve as a lesson. A nation where majority claims to be religious…a lot of the things we hear about Ghana, we shouldn’t be hearing about us if we are truly living our religion in public and the work that we do…Our religious faith should inform us.” To him, modesty, humanity and selflessness should be the hallmark of leadership in the nation and therefore advised leaders to serve the country. “Those who have been given the opportunity to serve the public must exhibit servant leadership, humanity, modesty in whatever they do. This is the legacy of the late President,” the Peace Council Chairman articulated.