Ghana is still under mental slavery 62yrs after independence – Mensa Otabil

The leader and founder of International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil has disclosed that Ghana is suffering from mental slavery though it has been 62 years since the country gained independence from British rule.

During Ghana’s 62 independence celebration on Wednesday, March 6, Mensa Otabil observed the people have been limited by what he termed mental prison bars.

According to the renowned preacher on Twitter, “62 years ago, our forefathers fought against British colonialism and won. Today, our battle is against inferiority complex and the mental prison bars that have limited us.”


He stated the need for people to free themselves of “beggarly mindset”, noting they have powerful thoughts which can “determine their destiny” either good or bad, adding “…a man is the sum total of his thoughts”.

Pastor Otabil said despite the numerous challenges facing the country and its people, “there is hope for us,” hence underscored the need to seize today’s opportunities “to create a better future for our nation”.

“With our gifts of mind and strength of arm, we can change our story,” he stated in one of the series of tweets to commemorate the day.

He has urged Ghanaians to be hopeful and courageous.

“May God bless our nation and make her great and strong. May we become a people of hope and courage. May we become Africa’s greatest story. A story that will make us the pride of our ancestors, and an inspiration to generations yet unborn,” he expressed.

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have taken to Twitter to express their opinion on whether what Ghana has achieved within 62 years is worth celebrating.