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Catholic Bishops’ Leader Urges Action on Ghana’s Corruption Crisis

by Adenike Adeodun

The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Rev. Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, has raised a clarion call about the dire state of corruption in Ghana. Speaking at the 2023 plenary assembly in Sunyani Diocese, Rev. Gyamfi highlighted the nation’s worsening financial crisis, despite its status as an oil-producing country. He underscored the pervasive and almost legalized nature of corruption, critically impacting Ghana’s economy and society.

According to a report by the Daily Graphic, Rev. Gyamfi questioned the effectiveness of the current democratic system, which seems to benefit only a select few, leaving most Ghanaians struggling. He also criticized the blatant impunity and arrogance of some politicians who defend corrupt practices, challenging successive governments for their role in the country’s deterioration and rising corruption levels.

Addressing the deep financial crisis due to uncontrolled corruption, Rev. Gyamfi asked probing questions about the constitution’s effectiveness, the need for legal system reforms to combat corruption, and the role of Parliament in prioritizing personal and party interests over public welfare. He called for clarity from the government on the economic turmoil and demanded explanations for unfavourable agreements in the oil, minerals, and power generation sectors.

Rev. Gyamfi’s comments resonate with a growing sentiment among Ghanaians, who are increasingly dissatisfied with traditional excuses from the government and seek genuine answers and solutions to the country’s enduring poverty, despite its abundant resources.

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