During the discussion, Bishop Imakando advised Christian business persons to observe ethical norms, principals and values of Christianity whenever they were conducting business.
And answering to a question about how believers could conduct their business in a Christian nation? Bishop Imakando responded that a nation could only be called a Christian nation if only people who were involved were Christians.
Mean while, when answering to another question, global financial crisis, where is God?
Bishop said the financial crisis was due to greediness by mankind, and that God was not the source of the problem. Bishop assured that many nations in Africa would not feel much effects of financial crisis being experienced in America.
He further advised that, “when you see a project at hand, as a believer look for an opportunity in it, find your share. Jacob after he worked for Laban for 14 years, he thought of running his own affairs. When you start your business you will be your own boss. Business is about risk taking”.
And when answering to another question on the causes of poor performance of businesses managed by black people as compared to that by white people? Bishop responded, that colour of skin had nothing to do with poor running of businesses. He attributed this to lack of running businesses without principles.
“The problem is that when a black man has money, they want to spend it on luxury things. Be cautious of your expenditure from the profits you are making." The other thing that can support smooth running of business by black people is by soliciting for joint ventures where you put up your capital together. Also keep records in your business affairs.
And as Christian business individuals you should be able to donate to charities, according to Proverbs 11:24-25, it’s another way of blessings.
We need to change our mentality towards business. Then we will be a people who shall make a difference”. Bishop advised