Address root of corruption in the country (Satuday, January 10, 2015) pg 18


The Global Evangelical Church has asked politicians to stop their ‘kettle and pot’ insults and address the root of corruption, which threatens to destroy the country.

“Let us critically examine our systems which breed corruption and be bold to confront them. For example, individuals funding party politics with the expectation to reap ‘good harvest’ when their party wins elections”,  the Moderator of the church, Rt Rev. Dr Edem Tettey, said in a new year statement.
Rt Rev. Dr Edem Tettey
“Our cry against corruption must be louder and more persistent in 2015 to make culprits who are in all institutions of Ghana, both private and public,  feel guilty and restless,” he added.
The statement comes on the heels of numerous allegations of corruption widely reported in the media last year. 

In a statement that also touched on issues including the dreaded Ebola virus, expectations in 2015 and the state of politicking in Ghana, the moderator said the country must be bold to confront the weaknesses in multi-party democracy it had chosen to pursue.

A party called Ghana

“No single political party’s manifesto can make Ghana a great and prosperous nation,” the statement said. 

The statement, therefore, appealed to  all political parties to come together in 2015,  draw and append their signatures to a national manifesto or a credible national strategic plan for the party called ‘Ghana’ that they could pursue anytime they came to power. 

“We need peace for development in Ghana and so we must pursue things that will make our nation more peaceful,” the moderator said.

While pledging the church’s prayers for the nation, the statement said the church would continue to educate its members to be proactive and responsible citizens and also engage in social interventions and holistic programmes that constituted its roles in national development.

A turbulent year

Rt Rev. Dr Tettey admitted that last year would go down memory lane as a very difficult year for the country but on the flip side, Ghanaians “must be quick to acknowledge God’s mercies and grace bestowed on us through the turbulent times we have been through.

“We must be most grateful that God has spared us from the dreaded Ebola menace, which has set the clock of progress back for some neighbouring West African States.”

The statement commended Ghanaians, Parliament, the Executive and Judiciary for their contribution to a peaceful 2014. 

2015 -a year of divine favour 
The statement said, “2015 is definitely a year of divine favour in which wise leaders will understand the times in which we are and know what to do. They will give hope to Ghanaians and inspire them to pursue righteousness.”

“The year 2015, by God’s grace, promises to be a good year for us if we would be careful to reflect on the past, acknowledge where we, as citizens and leaders, individually went wrong; learn from our mistakes and do what is right all the time,” the statement said. 

Rt Rev. Dr Tettey called on all Ghanaians to double their efforts in 2015 to get rid of all vices.
“We, as a nation, must be ashamed of the many vices like hard drug trafficking  which have crept into our society, which you will not hear of in times past. 

“Let us double our efforts in 2015 to get rid of such vices which have tarnished our image internationally,” he indicate.

The Global Evangelical Church has asked politicians to stop their ‘kettle and pot’ insults and address the root of  corruption, which threatens to destroy the country.
“Let us critically examine our systems which breed corruption and be bold to confront them. For example, individuals funding party politics with the expectation to reap ‘good harvest’ when their party wins elections”,  the Moderator of the church, Rt Rev. Dr Edem Tettey, said in a new year statement.
“Our cry against corruption must be louder and more persistent in 2015 to make culprits who are in all institutions of Ghana, both private and public,  feel guilty and restless,” he added.
The statement comes on the heels of numerous allegations of corruption widely reported in the media last year.
In a statement that also touched on issues including the dreaded Ebola virus, expectations in 2015 and the state of politicking in Ghana, the moderator said the country must be bold to confront the weaknesses in multi-party democracy it had chosen to pursue.

A party called Ghana

“No single political party’s manifesto can make Ghana a great and prosperous nation,” the statement said.
The statement, therefore, appealed to  all political parties to come together in 2015,  draw and append their signatures to a national manifesto or a credible national strategic plan for the party called ‘Ghana’ that they could pursue anytime they came to power.
“We need peace for development in Ghana and so we must pursue things that will make our nation more peaceful,” the moderator said.
While pledging the church’s prayers for the nation, the statement said the church would continue to educate its members to be proactive and responsible citizens and also engage in social interventions and holistic programmes that constituted its roles in national development.

A turbulent year

Rt Rev. Dr Tettey admitted that last year would go down memory lane as a very difficult year for the country but on the flip side, Ghanaians “must be quick to acknowledge God’s mercies and grace bestowed on us through the turbulent times we have been through.
“We must be most grateful that God has spared us from the dreaded Ebola menace, which has set the clock of progress back for some neighbouring West African States.”
The statement commended Ghanaians, Parliament, the Executive and Judiciary for their contribution to a peaceful 2014.

2015 -a year of divine favour 

The statement said, “2015 is definitely a year of divine favour in which wise leaders will understand the times in which we are and know what to do. They will give hope to Ghanaians and inspire them to pursue righteousness.”
“The year 2015, by God’s grace, promises to be a good year for us if we would be careful to reflect on the past, acknowledge where we, as citizens and leaders, individually went wrong; learn from our mistakes and do what is right all the time,” the statement said.
Rt Rev. Dr Tettey called on all Ghanaians to double their efforts in 2015 to get rid of all vices.
“We, as a nation, must be ashamed of the many vices like hard drug trafficking  which have crept into our society, which you will not hear of in times past.
“Let us double our efforts in 2015 to get rid of such vices which have tarnished our image internationally,” he indicate
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