Churches are forcing politicians to be corrupt – Minister

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The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna has

challenged the clergy to stop festering corruption among state

officials through their fundraising activities.

Speaking at the 15th anniversary of New Life School in Damongo in the

Northern Region,the Minister said the practice where government

officials are asked to pay huge sums of money for prayers and other

fundraising activities only compel them to steal money to keep up

appearances in their religious organizations.

"You[Pastors] tell us that if you can afford GHC 1,000, come for this

special prayer …so if I'm sitting there as a Minister and I cannot

afford, I will be ashamed so the next time, I will do all means to get

money and that is why we have officials trying to steal money because

they have to be respected in the church,," he explained.

"We are pushing people to be corrupt because you want to hail them

because they are able to contribute enough either in mosque or in the

church," he added.

He also charged the public to refrain from making undue demands on

politicians- an act he says in many instances drives them to engage in

corrupt acts.

Officials in the current government have been named in a number of

alleged corrupt dealsand the award of contracts.

Some politicians on different platforms have also complained about how

residents in their constituencies, line up in the offices to give them

monies for school fees, funerals and other functions.

Credit: Citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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