Salvage Ghana from moral, social decline – Palmer-Buckle

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, has called on well-meaning Ghanaians and institutions to rise up above partisanship to salvage Ghana from moral and social decline.

He said Ghana, more than ever, needed to restore its moral values.

Most Reverend Palmer-Buckle noted with concern that decent people, including the elderly, had been cowed into silence by the insults and abuses they suffered at the hands of “children” who might not even appreciate the challenges of the time.

He made the call at a meeting with members of the leadership of the Knighthood Forum of the Catholic Church, led by Sir Justice Dennis Adjei, Supreme Subordinate President of Ghana of the Knights of St John’s International and Ladies Auxiliary and Sir Kt  Ekow Paintsil, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Marshall.

Most Reverend Palmer-Buckle said Ghana, like the rest of the world, had lost its moral compass, stressing that the country needed men and women to stand up for “the truth, honesty and its values”.

He referred to former President Jerry John Rawlings’ speech in South Africa on October 25, this year, where he (Rawlings) stated that most of the challenges facing the world were because the world was engulfed in hypocrisy.

The former President said abuse of freedom of speech and human rights by world super powers and their allies had damaged the power, the virtue and the principle of right.

Most Rev Palmer-Buckle commended former President Rawlings for that powerful speech and statement of fact in South Africa, but expressed regret that the issues he raised were not even highlighted and discussed thoroughly in Ghana, saying, “I doff my hat for J.J.”.

He said the society looked up to its decent members, such as the Knighthood Forum, for direction to uphold the much-cherished societal values, urging them to “let your light shine”.

He said the knighthood was among the elite of the Catholic Church, which required that members brought their expertise to bear on changes in society and the church in particular.

Source: Daily Graphic

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