BY PHILIP ANTOH
RETIRED DEPUTY Commissioner of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and a Reverend Minister of the Four Square Gospel Church, Rev Peter Kwame Abebrese, has called on Ghanaians especially Christians, to fight against corruption in the country.
According to him, Ghana is made up of 70% Christians so if the Christians alone will sincerely step up the fight against corruption, Ghana will be free and the nation will see massive development.
In an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, Rev Abebrese said the only thing that could help Christians fight corruption is the “fear of God factor”.
“If you sincerely have the ‘fear of God factor’ in you, anytime you are going to do something or engage in any corrupt act, your conscience will prick you and immediately your consciousness will be awakened,” he stated.
He said the corruption fight was not easy because not even the revolution could stop corruption in the country and called on Ghanaians to rally behind the government to stop the canker.
“One thing is that corruption will never leave us if we don’t make conscious effort to fight it. So, the creation of the Special Prosecutor’s office and the creation of the procurement law are all conscious effort to minimise corruption in the country,” Rev Abebrese stated.
He called on Ghanaians to always think about Ghana as the bigger entity and “if one acquires all the wealth and the country goes into bankruptcy, what will happen to the individual.”
Rev Abebrese, therefore, called on all Ghanaians to always think Ghana first by ensuring that we secure the nation first.