Politics has become the most lucrative and rewarding profession in Ghana today, providing opportunities for people to enrich themselves in the shortest possible time, and most often, though corrupt practices.
“A few months after being voted into office on promises they would not fulfill, the politicians, some of whom hitherto were poor and could not afford a bicycle, suddenly ride in huge Land Cruiser vehicles, and enjoy other accessories of power and riches, as relatives and friends flock to them for their share of the sudden wealth.”
This view was expressed by the Rt. Rev. Justice Kwamena Ayemin Dadson, the out-going Minister-In-Charge of the Immanuel Methodist Society, East Airport, in the Regimanuel-Gray Estate, in a Valedictory and Superannuation service held at the church to bid him farewell, after 41 years of active service to the Methodist Church, Ghana.
“We cannot, however, blame the politicians for being corrupt, because it is the citizens who encourage and compel them to engage in corruption,” he lamented.
He explained that most Ghanaians voted, expecting some personal gains from the politicians they voted for, instead of looking out for national or community development.
This, he said, placed the citizens or voters in an awkward situation since they are not able to turn around and accuse the politician of being corrupt.
He called on Christians to serve in whatever capacities wherever they are without larding it over the people, as service to mankind is a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ, who himself came to serve.
He said the current campaigns of the political parties were a means by the politicians to pledge their readiness to serve society, but as to whether they would fulfill those promises when voted into office is another matter.
Source: The Ghanaian Times
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