Don’t take bribes before issuing contracts—Rev Obeng

Rev. Obeng

Rev. Obeng

Head pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Centre, Reverend Ransford Obeng has taken a swipe on public officers who receive bribes to issue contracts.

According to the head pastor, all such politicians are neither patriotic nor compassionate to the plight of Ghanaians.

Rev. Obeng expressed the sentiment at a press briefing ahead of the church’s 2017 ‘Spiritual Encounter’ with the founder of the Fountain Gate Chapel Worldwide, Reverend Eastwood Anaba.

He pointed out that “until citizens are imbibed with the fear of God, corruption will not stop in Ghana.
“The only way we can root out corruption, is men and women having the fear of God in their hearts and that is why we keep preaching the word and that is why we have such programmes like this.
“If anybody comes even if he is a politician, he will be touched by God,” he stressed.

Using President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a reference point, Rev Obeng cautioned the citizenry who have no experience in high public office not to arrogate innocence and integrity to themselves.

“If you get the opportunity where you are going to sign millions of cedis of contracts and you don’t do it in self-interest but you do it in the interest of the nation, then you can say I am not corrupt.”

“Like our president said he has never been corrupt and he’s never corrupt because he has been in government before so he can say that.
“Those of us who have not been in government before, we cannot say that because we don’t know what you will do when you get the opportunity,” he insisted.

Commenting on the October 7 Atomic Junction gas explosion which killed seven, Rev. Obeng asked that staff of regulatory agencies do well to “put humanity first before money”, as they go around carrying out their checks and enforcing the correct safety requirements.

The three-day ‘Spiritual Empowerment’ event which began on Friday evening at the church’s colossal Ayigya temple has a history of miracles, life-changing testimonies and prophesies for the nation.

The annual programme is also credited with a huge patronage in Kumasi with diverse attendance of Christians and Muslims. –

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