Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged the church to continue to partner with the State to fight corruption and facilitate the development of the nation.
Dr Bawumia said the Church has always preached against corruption and urged it to continue to help fight the canker.
The Vice President made the appeal when he joined the Anglican Church in Accra on Sunday at the ordination and consecration service of Very Reverend Dr Kotex Neequaye as the new Suffragan Bishop for the Church
Dr Bawumia commended the Anglican Church for using its platforms to preach against corruption and urged the Ghaianian society to tackle corruption head-on.
“I will like to quote two scriptures on this issue, and how it is very important to continue to do all that we can to minimise it.
“Galatians 6:8 says, ‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
Dr Bawumia said there was so much economics embedded in this scripture which admonished human beings not to invest in the flesh through corruption.
“We know that the flesh will eventually rot when you die so if you are an investor will you invest in something that will eventually rot?”
Dr Bawumia also quoted Proverbs 29:4 reads, ‘A King gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it” he referenced.
Vice President Bawumia enumerated scores of policies and programmes the government has put in place to fight corruption including the digitisation of the economy through address system, ports, the Ghanacard, passport office, DVLA, GRA, SSNIT, NHIS, Lands Commission, Ghana.Gov platform, and others as evidence of the government’s commitment to fighting corruption.
The digitisation efforts have reduced and in some cases eliminated bribery and corruption in the provision of public services.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD