The National Anti Corruption Commission has celebrated the International Anti-Corruption Day and an end of the African Year Against Corruption with an inter religious prayer.
The prayers against corruption organised on Sunday 9th December 2018 took place at the Yaounde Conference Centre.
The theme for reflection during the inter-religious service was “Fight Against Corruption: Exploring a Faith Based Solution.”
Muslim and Christian clerics each took turns to edify the public on the ills of corruption to the individual and to the nation as a whole.
The Chairman of the National Anti – Corruption Commission, Dieudonne Massi stated;
“We are hopeful that this religious based approach in the fight against corruption in Cameroon will bring a breakthrough.”
Clerics of the National Episcopal Council, CIDIMUC and CEPCA took part in the prayers. The Roman Catholic priest in the opening prayers argued that,
“Corruption is sin and blasphemy. It destroys the human person and the society like a cancer.”
The preacher from the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon declared that,
“the true quality of one’s life is not determined by the amount of wealth he has but by his character.
Carry your Faith into your job and business places.”
His counterpart of the Cameroon Baptist Convention added,
“All Cameroonians have a duty to love their country unconditionally and work together to eradicate corruption in all its forms. We must be patriotic in order to tackle corruption from all angles.”
On his part, the Muslim spiritual leader indicated that ;
” Corruption distances us from Allah, it is a form of human right violation and social injustice. The Qur’an strongly denounce corruption. “
The take home message at the end of the service was that corruption is injustice.