Veteran actor, Pete Edochie, has revealed one of the best ways government can stop corruption completely amongst her officials.
He said instead of swearing to Almighty God, they should be asked to swear to lesser gods like Amadioha and the likes.
Chief Edochie who made the statement when he paid a visit to former Ghanaian president Jerry Rawlings in preparation for a movie also added that unlike God who forgives, small gods will always mete out instant justice if one fails to adhere to their rules.
Ghana is a predominately Christian country, just like Nigeria is. If people swear by the Bible, they go out and steal. What about if they swear by the local deities, that will curb corruption because the mere thought of it, it will stop corruption.
God gives you a long rope according to the Bible, the local deities don’t. The moment you go against them, they will kill you. If you swear that you are not going to take a kobo from the government and you do, you will be cut down. If you must employ culture to fight corruption, I am recommending that we start by making the government officials swear by the local deities and I think you must have some very strong ones at home.