The Ameer and Missionary in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana, Alhaj Maulvi Noor Muhammad Bin Salih, has advocated for the creation of a common platform by the leadership of the various religious bodies in the country to champion the fight against corruption.
He said, the leaders must place themselves in strategic positions to repel every act of corruption with the same force as that, that which inspires the corrupt act.
Alhaj Maulvi Noor Bin Salih said this, in his welcoming address at the 88th Jalsa Salana (annual national convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission at Gomoa Pomadze in the Gomoa Central district of the Central region.
He said, religious heads must take the first step in the fight against the monstrous canker of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of society for others to join in the struggle to eliminate the canker.
“We need to gunner-up our determined efforts to weed out the corrupt elements in our society who are intent of achieving their avowed nefarious materialistic selfish wishes through whatever means fair or foul, to the detriment of all others’’, he noted.
Alhaji Bin Salih, challenged his colleague men of God, to speak against bad governance regardless of the possible attacks they may receive from people he described as ‘’blood thirsty and inward-looking politicians and Pharoah’s who have no moral standing’’.
He said, corruption could only be uprooted in an environment where there is justice, equality and accountability as corruption festers in an environment where there is no accountability.
The Ameer said the only solution to ending corruption that is threatening the country in our time, is to reinforce the spiritual and moral foundation of our society, he said.
In a fraternal message, Rev. Father Lazarus Alondi, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishop Council, congratulated the Ahmadiyya community for the theme chosen for the conference describing it as timely.
He said, the Catholic Bishops rolled a project in conjunction with other faith-based organizations including the Ahmadiyya Muslim community to inculcate in children the dangerous effects of corruption on society for them to desist from it in future.
He urged religious leaders to preach peace, oneness, love, unity and tolerance for the country to continue to live as one people.
Story by Abdul Hameed Amponsah, Jalsa Salana Ghana.