The General Treasurer of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, Rev. Dr. Sam Ato Bentil has urged religious leaders to use the pulpit to address corruption in the country.
According to him, 70 per cent of Ghana’s population are Christians but corruption and other social vices are on the ascendancy adversely affecting national development.
Use the Pulpit to address Corruption
Rev. Bentil exhorted church leaders to use the pulpit and other available platforms to preach against all forms of corruption, particularly acts committed by people in positions of trust.
Speaking in a side-line interview, he noted that if corruption was halted, the government could save enough money to undertake development projects across the country.
Expressing dissatisfaction in the rate of corruption in the country, he urged the Clergy to muster courage and speak against public servants who embezzled funds from their workplaces or from the national coffers.
The Man of God said the get-rich-quick attitude of some Ghanaians formed the basis of corruption and pilfering at their workplaces and must be condemned.
Touching on the rise of unemployment in the country, Rev. Bentil called on government to tackle the problem especially among the youth with all seriousness in order to allow sanity to prevail in our society.
He noted that some youth in the country engage in all sorts of social vices because they do not have any job doing and the devil finds job for the idle hand.
The Man of God encouraged the youth to find something meaningful doing, in order not waste the youthful age.
Advising religious leaders, he called on them to give practical support to the government’s efforts to eradicate corruption from the Ghanaian society.
Rev. Bentil urged ministers of God to live exemplary lives and work assiduously in accordance with the teachings of Christ.
The Man of God emphasised that Ghana needed people who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to help put an end to corruption which was stifling the growth of the country.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS