Saturday, 20 April

Ghana confronted by ethical crisis – Anglican pastor

General News
Rev Akua Ofori-Boateng

Rev Akua Ofori-Boateng, the Director of Programmes for the Anglican Diocese of Accra, has voiced concern over what she describes as a 'crisis of ethics' currently faced by Ghana.

Rev Ofori-Boateng expressed her observation that individuals in the country tend to prioritise doing the right thing only when it directly benefits them.

She suggested that the ethical state of the nation is reflective of the ethical state of each Ghanaian, asserting that Ghanaians, given the current ethical climate, could be characterised as “almost Christians”.

“I would say that the state of ethics today is the sum total of the state of ethics of each of us as individual Ghanaians.

“[If I am] allowed to borrow from John Wesley and see how that develops, things can be described as almost Christian,” remarked Rev Ofori-Boateng.

She further elaborated, stating, “I say we are almost Christian because many of us are ethical by the standards of the Bible, if and only if it serves us well. 

“But the moment being ethical doesn’t serve us well, we become less and less ethical until eventually, we become downright corrupt… I would dare say that as a nation, we have a crisis of ethics.”

She said this in an interview on Citi TV's Point of View on Wednesday

Source: Mensah