General News of Friday, 19 January 2018
Head Pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Center (CCC), Ransford Obeng, is calling for the inclusion of lessons about corruption into the country’s educational system.
According to him, such lessons must be taught in schools from the basic to the tertiary level.
This he believes will equip the younger generation about the negative effects of corrupt practices, and how they can desist from such acts.
He said tackling corruption from the top will be meaningless if leaders fail to begin from the bottom.
Pastor Obeng made the remarks at a news conference in Kumasi to announce a three-day programme to host the Founder of the International Central Gospel Church [ICGC], Dr. Mensah Otabil.
He said corruption has become a canker that has eaten deep into the moral fiber of the Ghanaian society and called for a concerted effort from all sectors to end the menace.
“In fact, one of the advice I will give to the Government is that they should start teaching corruption in our schools, they should start it from the basic level. They should teach our children what corruption is and everything about it. There must be different subjects about corruption from the basic to the University level.”
The CCC Pastor indicated that, every successful society was built on truthfulness and such attitudes must be imbibed in the younger generation.
He cited further that the biggest problems that have affected Ghana’s growth are dishonesty and stealing.
He called for a change of mindset to end the corruption menace in Ghana.
The clergyman called on the media to play an active role in ensuring President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to fight corruption is achieved.
Herdsmen and farmers clashes
On how to end the long-standing conflict between nomadic herdsmen and some indigenes of Agogo and Drobonso, Pastor Obeng charged the Ghana Immigration Service and other security agencies to up their game in finding a lasting solution.
He said foreigners who come into the country were not above the laws, and that the laws must protect the citizens first.
Dr. Otabil’s visit
The CCC is hosting Dr. Mensah Otabil from Friday, 19th to Sunday, 21st January, 2018, to share the word of God with residents of Kumasi and the Ashanti Region as a whole.
Pastor Obeng described Dr. Otabil as a man of wisdom who will use the encounter to impact the lives of persons who will be attending the event.
He said the event will also seek to inspire students, managers and business persons who will be in attendance.
He indicated that the event has become necessary because it was right for every believer to begin every New Year with the word of God to enable them plan well and succeed.
He called on residents to come in their numbers and listen to words of wisdom from the guest speaker.