Prof. Martey names the church as a promoter of corruption

Prof. Martey names the church as a promoter of corruption

- Rev Prof. Martey believes the Church is working against corruption fight in Ghana

- The Rev Minister says corruption is gradually sinking Ghana and must be addressed

Former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, has disclosed that the activities of some churches are promoting corruption in Ghana.

According to Prof. Martey he has identified three main sources in Ghana working against corruption fight.

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To him, these main sources; the constitution of the nation, culture and the church must be blamed for high rate of corruption in Ghana.

Making a contribution at an Institute of Economic Affairs round table discussion, the controversial religious leader insisted that the activities of the church have contributed tremendously to the growing corruption menace in Ghana.

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“There is a paralysis of analysis as regards corruption in this country. We have not really touched the root cause(s) of corruption,” Prof. Martey said

He also added that, “Our constitution promotes corruption, Ghanaian culture promotes corruption. Ghana has a gift receiving and giving culture. Gifts are appreciated when given so even if a politician in an election year goes round a takes gifts with him and gives to traditional leaders, it is appreciated…. This is killing our nation."

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