Founder of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has said winning the fight against corruption is conditioned on a total change in the Ghanaian attitude.
In a sermon to his congregation on Sunday, the charismatic leader said people who scream about fighting corruption in society should be careful what they wish for.
“We need to be very careful as a society. Sometimes when we talk about corruption, corruption, corruption, if we want to correct corruption, we have to jail everybody”, he said.
The charismatic leader said corruption festers in Ghana because “we have wrong belief systems.”
“It is the way society is made up”, he argued.
His comments was part of a sermon on the topic ‘Don’t fight the process”, explaining that people need to prepare to go through the mill so they can handle success when it happens.
“Life is a process, if you miss the process, if you miss preparation you will become a danger to society.”
Using Ghana’s politics to illustrate his point, the Archbishop observed that meritocracy has been thrown to the dogs.
According to him to occupy a political office, a person “be loud, learn the skill of arguing on radio and you have to learn how to insult people effectively”.
If a person masters these skills his party rewards him with an appointment “whether you have been through process or not, whether after school you have established business, build a house, earn salary, pay taxes, done something with your life or not”.
Archbishop Duncan Williams said people who have not saved a $1,000 before are signing contracts worth $10m and so get intoxicated by power and pecks.
“You have security. You have a garden boy. You have two armed men, one in the morning, one in the evening. You have a diplomatic passport, you are traveling nations.”
He said the exposure to unsustainable lifestyle forces the politician “do everything to maintain that lifestyle.”
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams said the politician who tries to revert to a modest lifestyle runs the risk of being poisoned by his wife who has become used to the good life.