Dr. Douglas Boateng, a founding Elder of Heritage Christian College, has spurred HCC students on to reach higher heights in life and also serve humanity the best way they can. Dr. Boateng is a well-known Ghanaian philanthropist who paid for the full cost of the land on which HCC is situated.
In a speaker session called, “Time with an Achiever,” Dr. Douglas Boateng said, “I have always desired to be used as a tool in the hands of God to accomplish His mission wherever He wishes. I have cherished the opportunity to be a steward of God’s blessings to bless others. None of the things I have done or own have been accomplished by my own strength; all have been by the grace of God and my greatest legacy I would love to leave behind is to use this to serve the world, to make a difference in the lives of others. I am happy God has led me to do just that wherever he sends me.”
The astute and accomplished entrepreneur is the Group Chairman of Continental Christian Traders Ltd., a group of companies comprising Glastein Estates Ltd., and CCT Ltd. These companies have been established, nurtured and expanded under his careful watch to expand into multi-national companies with presence across many countries in Africa including: Ghana, Togo, The Gambia, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, and Liberia.
Dr. Boateng urged the students not to rest on their oars in pursuing their dreams. “I didn’t get the opportunity you have today. All I had was “O levels” and I ventured into business. I had to learn the hard way through experience and also through correspondence courses in commerce. You have the chance now to acquire knowledge and training under very good faculty. Take advantage of it. There are no short-cuts in life. You have to learn how to crawl, walk, run before you can fly. I have had so many challenges as a business man, but none was beyond me; God always provided a way to overcome whatever difficulties I encountered. So you too will have challenges. Take God seriously. With God, you can do all things though Christ, who strengthens you.”
The event saw HCC’s Provost, Dr. Williams A. Atuilik and faculty member Mrs. Theresa Amuasi testifying to the enormous blessing Dr. Boateng had been to them in their youth. They praised God for blessing the world with such a man.
Dr. Douglas Boateng, who for many years was an elder at the Nsawam Road Church of Christ, whose elders oversee HCC, is now an elder of the Church of Christ, McCarthy Hill. He is also the Chancellor of Knutsford University College, East Legon, Accra. His acts of philanthropy have blessed so many individuals, groups and organizations.
For HCC, it session meant spending special time with a unique Christian role model who epitomizes its cores values: Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and Ethics.