Ghanaians Advised To Eschew Corruption

Ghanaians adviceThe Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee has advised Ghanaians to eschew acts of corruption to enhance the country’s development.

She said greed is the basis of corruption and urged all Ghanaians to be contented with what they had and avoid craving for worldly things.

She gave the advice here last Sunday during a family and friends day celebration at the Bethel Family Chapel of the Assemblies of God Church, under the theme, “The role of the Church in alleviating poverty and the fight against corruption in Ghana”.

The Family and Friends Day is an annual celebration aimed at integrating families and friends, strengthen family bonds, strengthening the relationship between the church and the community and foster national cohesion.

Dr. Aryee said the pervasive level of corruption that had eaten deep into institutions would only impede the socio-economic development, adding that “Ghana can only be transformed, if we have positive mindset and eschew acts of corruption in our institutions and make integrity our major hallmark”.

She urged the rich and the privileged to use their positions to influence society positively, by helping the deprived to alleviate poverty, rather than extorting the little they have through dishonest means.

The President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Dr Affail Monney said it was important for Ghana to focus on poverty alleviation and fight against corruption while minimising the level of politics in the country.

He said there was the need to give attention to the basic necessities of life such as water and roads that would make life comfortable for all Ghanaians.

Brigadier General Nunoo-Mensah, a former National Security Advisor said the fight against corruption was the task of all Ghanaians and charged institutions to contribute their quota to ensure national development.

The head pastor of the church, Rev. Andrews Nelson Awintia urged all Ghanaians to put the interest of the country above partisan politics and stop the rancor, insults, vilification and work harder to move the nation forward. - Kennedy Afedzi, Tema.

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