The antidote to corruption and crime was the moral transformation of the nation, said the Hon. Georgina Theodora Woode and that could only be accomplished by the church.
The Chief Justice of Ghana has told the 22nd meeting of Diocese of Accra synod the collapse of morals had lead to a collapse of society in the West African nation. The antidote to corruption and crime was the moral transformation of the nation, said the Hon. Georgina Theodora Woode on 18 July 2015, and that could only be accomplished by the church. In its 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Transparency International awarded Ghana a score of 48 points out of 100, placing it 61 out of 175 countries. It was tied with Croatia, but ranked below seven other African nations: Botswana – 63, Cape Verde – 57, Seychelles – 55, Mauritius – 54, Lesotho – 49, Rwanda – 49 and Namibia – 49. Justice Woode said: “We need to ponder over the condition in which we find ourselves as a nation; a country plagued by dishonesty, divisiveness and unfaithfulness in both public and private life,” adding: “We must confess our desperate cries to God to raise for us men and women of truth and purity and people who are determined to defy the odds and remain steadfast in the faith,” she said, adding that this desperate cry must however “be met by a corresponding desire on the part of the church.” The task of the Church of the Province of West Africa was to bring Ghanaians to faith in Jesus Christ, thereby renewing their hearts, reforming their morals, and building the foundation for a justice and equitable society.