The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has urged the Akufo-Addo led government to fight the canker of corruption with all seriousness to facilitate national development.
According to the Council, there is high rate of corruption in the country which could only be reduced if the government desist from shielding corrupt officials and take responsibility to prosecute all who would be found culpable including members of the ruling government.
Speaking on behalf of the Council at this year’s National Delegates Conference themed “Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council: Celebrating 50 years of Pentecostal Influence,” in Accra, the General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Emmanuel T. Barrigah, said it is unfortunate that corruption has taken a good portion of the Ghanaian society as it appears almost all state institutions are now tinted with corruption.
The man of God said since corruption is an issue of the heart, the best way to address it would be to engage in a heart to heart talk with officials in the state institutions.
According to him, if about 70 per cent of Ghana’s population are Christians and Ghana is corrupt then Christians are the corrupted ones.
“Who normally commits such acts, then it may be some of the same Christians in the church who indulge in such practices after church,” he added.
Expressing worry about the situation, Rev. Barrigah emphasised the need for the church to take up the responsibility of intensifying the fight against corruption from the pulpit that would enable the congregation tackle it both in spiritual and physical way.
Calling on churches to fight against Corruption, the Clergyman urged the church and Christian leaders to use the pulpit to address the canker hunting the nation.
Advising the youth to shun violence and embrace the culture of decency and non-violent activities that would move the country forward, he pointed out, the youth must involve in productive activities that would increase national development.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS