The members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), has expressed disgust at the bizarre and shocking news of the alleged murder of Ishmael Mensah Abdallah by two teenagers during the peak of the Easter celebrations.
According to a signed letter by the President, Most Rev. Philip Naameh, “This sad and gruesome incident, which took place at a suburb in Kasoa in the Central Region, exposes us as a people and as a nation and calls for the need for an urgent intervention to avert further occurrences in the future.
They lamented that “We live in a country where wealth is celebrated and elevated above everything,
where the rich are worshipped without questioning the source of their wealth, where good leadership qualities are equated to donations, where individuals believe they have to make money by hook or by crook, where the end justifies the means, etc.”
The GCBC also said, “The horrid action of these teenagers” is a wake-up call for what has gone amiss with the populace that the people may have lost their moral compass as individuals and as a nation.
The Bishops are calling on all major stakeholders, especially the Regulators of our media space, to clamp down on activities of fraudulent spiritualists, mallams, pastors and others who through their audio-visual content continue to propagate evils and their ‘get-rich-quick’ activities on our television stations and social media platforms.