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Special Prosecutor seeks support of religious leaders in the fight against corruption

General News
Kissi Agyebeng - Special Prosecutor with religious leaders

The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has appealed to religious leaders to collaborate with the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) in the fight against corruption.

Speaking at the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council Conference of Heads of Churches and Organizations on Thursday, 15 February 2024, Mr. Agyebeng urged church leaders to utilise their pulpits, platforms, and influence to condemn and preach against corrupt behavior and lifestyles.

He raised a poignant question, asking, "With 71 percent of Ghanaians identifying as Christians, how is it that we still struggle with corruption?"

Mr. Agyebeng also pointed out that Ghana possesses the remedy to cure corruption but often hesitates to administer it due to its bitter nature.

He sought their collaboration in developing and implementing anti-corruption programs for Christian youth.

Following his presentation, the Heads of Churches participated in a question-and-answer session with the Special Prosecutor.

The President of the GPCC, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, pledged to lead the GPCC in engaging the OSP to solidify a partnership aimed at contributing to the reduction of corruption in Ghana.

The Pastors then prayed to God to grant the SP divine strength, boldness, and protection against attacks to fight corruption without fear.