He said the 2010 census indicated that about 71 per cent of the population professed to be Christians; stating that Christians and Muslims were responsible for 90 per cent of the corruption in the country, which was a serious indictment.
The Project, which is a call to action, seeks to enlist the support of religious leaders and faith-based organisations to lead the fight against corruption as required under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP, 2015-2024).
The Project is an initiative of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) with funding support from the Danish Government.
The Archbishop, therefore, appealed to Ghanaians to be part of the solution to the menace of corruption. “Let’s go back in teaching our young people, offering them solutions to solve part of the problem,” he said.
He recounted that he was crushed in his spirit, when he watched the Anas Aremeyaw Anas expose on corruption in the Ghana Football Association dubbed “Number 12” and those involved in the evil act, of receiving the bribes were not even ashamed but kept saying “God bless you”.
He urged Ghanaians to support the anti-corruption agencies such as the Auditor-General, the Special Prosecutor, the Judiciary, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, and the police.
Sheihk Aremeyaw Shaibu, the Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, said the Anas Expose had brought under the spotlight the extent to which corruption in the public institutions were undermining public confidence in the officials and mentioned the existence of ghost names on government payrolls as reported by the Auditor-General as a major concern.
Sheik Aremayaw said the leakage in examination questions to students and teachers of some schools was an on-going phenomenon yet to be addressed and suggested that the National Hajj Committee be audited to ensure probity and accountability.
Mrs Linda Ofori-Kwafo, the Executive Director, GII, said the Project aimed at stirring up the interest of citizens to speak up, resist and report corruption related issues through existing channels like the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre.