A Retired Broadcast Journalist and former Head of Radio News at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Teye Kitcher, says the Religious Authorities and the Civil Society Organizations could lose the trust society has in them.
He indicated that these Religious leaders are serving as moral guardians, therefore, if they continue to keep quiet over various allegations of corruption in the country currently, it would be disappointing and a worrying trend.
He added that they could also lose the moral high grounds they mounted some years ago against allegations of corruption in the country.
Speaking in an interview with WestAfrica24.com in Accra, Mr. Kitcher stated that “I am expecting them to speak up loudly against allegations of corruption and emphasize the need for proper investigation of such allegations”.
“The fact that most of them are maintaining a rigid silence is most unfortunate and could give rise to the people tagging them as irresponsible”, Retired Broadcast Journalist stressed.
Mr. Kitcher also opined that politicians should do well to dispel the perception that they are in politics for money.
He said anyone who puts himself up for public office must have a servant mentality.
“If you doubt me, pick up a recorder and go to a bus stop and ask 10 people at random if the politicians are in office for the electorate or themselves and listen to what they will tell you”, Teye Kitcher charged.
He said the perception could breed apathy in politics by the people and make people shy away from the governance process. That could also be dangerous to our democracy, he added.
By: Gator Edudzi Amenuveve