28 February 2019 | The Adventist denomination in Ghana has supported an interfaith effort to condemn corruption in the country. Representatives of various faiths joined together to call on the government to summon the political will to prosecute corruption and refrain from shielding perpetrators. They protested the fact that corruption is often not addressed by the government.
The group of religious leaders made the call at an anti-corruption sensitization forum for religious organizations which was held in Tamale, the capital city of Ghana’s Northern Region today.
The forum was set up by Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and backed by DANIDA, an arm of Denmark’s ministry of foreign affairs which does work in Ghana.
Ghana News Agency reported that the entities that supported the forum included the Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Evangelical Church of Ghana, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, and Tijaniyya Muslim Council.
Ghana’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice estimated that the nation loses three billion dollars annually due to corruption.
The religious leaders decided to form integrity clubs in their congregations to educate members about corruption and help fight it.
The Adventist denomination has over 300,000 members in Ghana.