The persistent engagement of some state officials and private individuals in acts of corruption is undermining the capacity of the country to control its own development.
This is according to the President of the Christian Service University College, Prof Samuel Afrane.
Professor Afrane maintains that there is the urgent need for Ghana to win the fight against corruption at all cost.
He said various stakeholders need to ensure that the various government agencies are accountable as a way of dealing with corruption.
“Various civil society organisations, the President, of Ghana and the citizenry are all condemning the corruption scourge. There is a call by many Ghanaians for steps to be taken to avert corrupt practices”, he stated adding, “the Christian Service University College supports this call and is prepared to be keenly involved in the use of all legitimate means including the use of public lectures to fight corruption”.
The Professor was addressing a press conference on Tuesday, October 3, ahead of a public lecture organised by the Christian Service University College on the theme: “Institutional Corruption in Ghana:Causes and Effects”.
The event slated on Friday, October 13, will seek to provide the platform to educate the public on the need to fight corruption.
Notable speakers include, Prof Emmanuel Martey, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Mr Ken Ashigbey, immediate past Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group and convenor of the Media Coalition Against Galamsey and Rev. Kwabena Opuni- Frimpong, General Secretary, Christian Council, Ghana.
Source:Ghana/myxyzonline.com/93.1MHz/ Jonathan Ofori