The Teshie-Nungua Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah has stated that aspects of the cultural practices of Ghana promote corruption.
According to him, some of the cultural practices that promote corruption include having a relative as a politician or in parliament because the individual is expected to bear the entire financial burden.
“If your uncle is a minister, how much is he paid but the family will put their entire burden on him and if he does not help, the family members will stand somewhere and say when uncle became a minister, he did not help any member of the family,” Apostle indicated.
Pressure on Politicians
Apostle Koduah said such acts influenced ministers and politicians to steal from the public purse increasing the rate of corruption in the country.
The man of God made this statement in an interview with GPCC NEWS after he delivered an insightful Jubilee Lecture organised by the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC).
Promoting positive change as Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches, Apostle Koduah encouraged more unregistered churches to join GPCC so they could help each other in order to promote unity and be the prophetic voice in Country.
“Those who are not part of the Council are the ones who are always found in the media fighting among themselves and giving prophesies that do not conform to the word of God,” he said.
He said Churches belonging to GPCC conform to the doctrine of word of God, and do not go against the rules and regulations of the Council because, if such is done, the church would be sanctioned.
Refuting the notion that all Charismatic Churches and those preaching on the road side are part of the GPCC, the man of God indicated that not all charismatic Churches in Ghana are part of the Council ,and that a church needed to go through a process to be admitted as a member.
He commended GPCC member churches for contributing a lot to national development and being discipline to protect the image of God.
Touching on some of the achievements of GPCC, he said members have established schools, clinics, hospitals among others in fulfillment of the socio-economic development of the country.
He also stressed on how the Council has helped promote peace before, during and after all the four successive democratic government.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS