ISSUE: Vol.5 No.2 June 2019 Article 11 pp.112 – 120
AUTHORS: George Anderson Jnr & Margaret Makafui Tayviah
DOI : 10.32051/06241911
Statistically, 71.2% of Ghanaians profess Christianity, 17.6% profess Islam, and 5.2% are African Traditional adherents. Given the statistical index above, one expects to see corrupt-free practices in the country. Yet, the opposite case exists. Using the descriptive research design of the qualitative study, this paper explores some of the possibilities that have accounted for the wake of corruption in Ghana in spite of high religiosity, numerous Christian churches and religious institutions in the country. The paper argues that many churches in Ghana focus on the prosperity and wealth of their members which could lead to corruption; poverty abounds, and there exists a moral failure that pertains to the consciousness and conscience of the majority of Ghanaians on corrupt practices. In that regard, this paper recommends that every religious and non-religious Ghanaian should eschew corrupt practices and be advocates for zero tolerance of corruption.
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