A National Executive Council (NEC) member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rt. Rev. Dr. Nana Anyani-Boadum has blamed the widespread corruption in Ghana on the failure of religious institutions and families to instil integrity and moral values in their members.
According to him, Ghanaians appetite for religious activities did not reflect the country’s ranking on the corruption indexes and perception surveys, calling on all sects of religions and the family to step up their roles in reducing the canker.
“The faith-based community, both Christian and Islamic and the family must rise up. Ghana is slipping gradually. We must go back to the fundamentals and imbibe our religious values in our children and ensure adults too live up to expectation. Our role in corruption fight is crucial,” he said.
Rt. Rev. Anyani-Boadum who is also the General Overseer of the Jesus Generation Ministries was speaking on the theme “Raising Moral Giants in Business for Economic Growth” at the end of the year dinner and awards night of the West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF) in Accra on Friday.
WANF is a non- governmental organisation of eminent and morally upright persons in the sub-region. It was set up to among others, promote integrity and accountability in the sub –region and drive socio-economic integration.
The end of the year event saw the induction of 17 new members who were awarded for upholding integrity in their respective fields of work.
Rt. Rev. Anyani-Boadum said although businesses were set up for profit and satisfaction, they should be shaped by religious and ethical principles and strongly rooted in integrity to make it impossible for corruption to permeate its fold.
That way, he said businesses would flourish, become people centred, contribute to socio-economic growth and help address the increasing inequality and yawning poverty gaps created by corruption.
He said the corruption fight should not be tackled by only anti-graft institution or targeted at politicians alone but should be seen as a collective responsibility of all Ghanaians.
“We must be bold and fight corruption together. Religious leaders must speak up. I know we cannot root it out completely at once but we must join forces and reduce it to the barest minimum,”
“In raising moral giants in business, the home should take the lead followed by the faith based community. We simply should not fail our generation and country,” he said.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS