Story by Hameed Amponsah, Gomoa Qaid, Central East Region
The Ameer and Missionary-In-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission Ghana, Alhajj Maulvi Muhammad Bin Salih has described corruption as a lethal weapon that can wipe out an entire generation.
He has therefore admonished Ghanaians to endeavour to fight against the canker which is rapidly tearing the nation apart.
Speaking at the 38th Annual National Ijtema’a (rally) of the Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya, Ghana at Labone in Accra, Maulvi Salih said if corruption is not halted in the country, the future of our motherland looks very bleak.
Maulvi Salih said, people who are entrusted with the public purse must be truthful in the discharge of their duties in interest of the nation.
The Ameer observed that firms who are awarded contracts to undertake road projects, for example, execute such contracts so poorly that such roads wash away anytime there are heavy rains.
This is quite regrettable as many souls have been lost on our roads due to shoddy works as engineers and contractors engage in corrupt acts with reckless abandon.
Maulvi Salih said, the irony of it all is that these very people who have rotten to the core, are found in mosques and churches giving huge offerings and questioned their fear of the Almighty.
The Ameer, therefore, entreated the Khuddam who will soon occupy positions of trust and authority when those who are presently in charge are gone, to work with the fear of Allah and also have the interest of their nation at heart.
He said, corruption further deepens the plights of the vulnerable and the marginalized as interventions by government and other benevolent organizations aimed at alleviating them from poverty are often diverted for personal gains.
Maulvi Bin Salih said acts of corruption is a great sin in the sight of Allah and pleaded with those who are engulfed in the act to stop immediately.
The three-day rally under the theme “Safeguarding the Rights of Our Neighbours; A Divine Call to Duty” is being attended by more than three thousand five hundred members of the Majlis from across the regions of the country.
Also in attendance are delegates from Cote D’ivoire, Nigeria and Mali.