Flashback: Corruption fight can’t be won, it’s a way of life – Duncan-Williams


General News of Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Archbishop Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, Founder of Action Chapel International, in a sermon to his congregation on November 12, 2017, stated that fighting corruption in Ghana was not possible – the act he defines as the “way of life of people”.

He warned the preachers of corruption fight to be very careful because the call might lead to jailing “everyone” in the country.

Fast forward, two years after his statement, Archbishop Duncan-Williams in an interview on Good Evening Ghana, says there is a spiritual dimension to governing the country.

He said the spirit that rules over Ghana has, over the years, prevented substantive presidents from fulfilling their campaign promises until they are done with their terms in office.

He added that there is the need to intercede for leaders so they don’t fall victims to these spiritual rulers’ influences.

Below is the 2017 story published on ghanaweb.com.

Founder of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, says winning the fight against corruption is conditioned on a total change in Ghanaian attitudes.

In a sermon to his congregation Sunday, the baritoned 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”. He explained 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.

He said to occupy 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”.

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