Churches are forcing politicians to be corrupt – Minister
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
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.