Politicians not corrupt – DCE

corruptionThe District Chief Executive (DCE) for Akuapem South, Mr Whitson Kwadwo Afari- Gyan had denied the assertion that politicians in the country are corrupt.

But he acknowledged that the issue of corruption was a challenge facing the whole country, which requires the efforts of all Ghanaian to fight it.

He called for discipline in the society and urged Ghanaians to work towards the growth, development and progress of the country, instead of the curses on the air waves.

Mr Afari-Gyan was  speaking at the dedication of a GHC 200,000 new church building for the Aburi Saint Luke’s Anglican Church on Sunday, which was constructed in honour of the late Justice Alfred Augustus Akainyah, a Supreme Court Judge and member of the Church, who died in 1988 at Aburi.

The children of the late Justice Akainyah provided over 70 per cent of the cost of the building to honour the memory of their father, whilst the church provided the rest of the funding.

The Bishop of the Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church, Rt. Rev. Francis Benjamin Quashie, urged Christians to let the virtues of their faith reflect in their encounters with people at their workplaces and in the communities.

“Some Christians put up hypocritical behaviours when they are in church but when they step out of the church building, their activities do not portray anything in line with their faith.”

Bishop Quashie observed that, the most recent population census in the country indicated that about 60 per cent of Ghanaians were Christians, yet Ghana is judged as the third most corrupt country in the world.

He said despite the attempt by the political leaders of the country to challenge the corruption index, there is evidence of wide scale corruption at many workplaces in the country.

Bishop Quashie observed that, “looking at the natural resources available in the country, if Ghanaians conduct their business in honesty and on truth, soon the country could develop to be the most preferred destination for business in the world.

Source: GNA

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