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Palmer-Buckle Urges Ghanaians To Step-Up Fight Against Corruption

Reverend Gabriel Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast, has urged Ghanaians to step-up the fight against corruption.

He said Ghanaians were incurably religious or God-fearing and that the country could boast of more than 90 per cent believers.

He said the 2010 census indicated that about 71 per cent of the population professed to be Christians; stating that Christians and Muslims were responsible for 90 per cent of the corruption in the country, which was a serious indictment.

He said believers had been given the light of God to know that corruption was evil, which they must shun away from.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle made the appeal in his remarks at the launch of the Interfaith Anti-Corruption Project dubbed “Speak Up, Resist and Report Corruption” in Accra.

The Project, which is a call to action, seeks to enlist the support of religious leaders and faith-based organisations to lead the fight against corruption as required under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP, 2015-2024).

The Project is an initiative of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) with funding support from the Danish Government.

Archbishop Palmer-Buckle quoted former President Jerry John Rawlings as having said: “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem”.

The Archbishop, therefore, appealed to Ghanaians to be part of the solution to the menace of corruption. “Let’s go back in teaching our young people, offering them solutions to solve part of the problem,” he said.