The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa AKufo-Addo, has defended Ghanaian leaders.
There is the perception that people who occupy public offices in Ghana are thieves.
It is believed that these persons use their offices to amass wealth to the detriment of the people they are appointed to represent.
But speaking to the Christian Council, the President of Ghana indicated that it is time to erase the assumption that all public officeholders are thieves.
He was confident that people who occupy public offices would have been better off if they were in the private sector.
“We ought to pray for the understanding in Ghana that not everybody who is elected in this office is a thief. It’s an assumption in our country that people who come to political offices enrich themselves. Some of us would have been better off in the private sector. It is an assumption that we ought to work hard and try and dispel.”
“And part of dispelling will be encouraging a belief in these institutions of our state. These institutions that have been set up whether it is the police, or anti-corruption agencies are working in the interest of Ghana and not of the government of the day.
“And we should all find a way of bolstering the confidence of the people in them…We have to pray that that becomes understood and that becomes a reality,” President Akufo-Addo said when the new Chairman of the Christian Council, Rt. Rev. Dr. Hilliad Dogbe led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on him at the Jubilee House.