27 Apr Create more jobs to tackle ‘quick money’ syndrome – Rev Mante to government
27 April 2021
Rev Professor J.O.Y Mante, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has called on the government to provide more job opportunities for Ghanaians to end the craze for quick money.
He explained that the need to make money while unemployed, often contributed to people indulging in money rituals, using human blood and parts.
He appealed to the government to provide enough jobs and better conditions of service for workers to reduce the temptation to get quick money at all costs.
Rev Mante made the call in an interaction with the media during his visit to the PCG’s Victory Congregation, a new church auditorium funded solely by a couple, Mr and Mrs Agbo at Akyem Apoli in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region.
He noted that lack of jobs often influenced people to pay heed to claims of money doubling and other social vices and called on the country’s regulatory bodies, such as the Bank of Ghana, to step up their supervisory role.
He said the action of the two teenagers, who were arrested at Kasoa for the murder of an 11-year-old boy, was the height of indiscipline and a manifestation of the craze for quick money, which ought to engage the minds of Ghanaians to call for “a change in our moral direction as a country.”
He said money-doubling TV stations could not entirely be blamed but that their closure was a step in the right direction
He added that the government should extend the arrest to pastors, priests and mallams who also claim to have the powers for doubling money