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General News of Thursday, 1 September 2016


Sick Ghana needs Professor Martey’s ilk – Group

Ghana is sick given that bribery and corruption are festering, for which reason the country needs courageous and outspoken characters like the immediate past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, to help cure the rot, a group called the Movement for the Kingdom Image (MFKI) has said.

In view of this, MFKI has described those attacking Prof Martey for his disclosure that some politicians attempted buying his silence with $100,000, a V8, and a mansion at Trasacco Valley as evildoers.

According to MFKI, these evildoers will not succeed since Prof Martey has the backing of the almighty God in what he is doing.

The comments come at a time Prof Martey has suffered backlash from a section of the Ghanaian public, especially leading members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), for claiming at a press conference on Tuesday, 30 August, that a party he refused to name attempted bribing him.

Right after his comments, a former Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church, Dr Emmanuel Osei Akyeampong, contradicted him saying: “On July 28, 2013, around 8:15pm, he invited me to the office of one of the leading opposition parties, not the party of the government. When I got there he had received the $100,000 and a V8 he claimed to have rejected. And he gave me $50,000. I am speaking on authority that he received the money.”

However, a statement issued by Osempakani Kaakyire, president of the MFKI, said Prof Martey “has built a genuine and blameless reputation for himself”, a situation which “makes him a role model to many ministers of God who seek for heaven, not wealth”.

It added: “Rev Martey is an icon of holiness and the fear of God, therefore, all evildoers want to…tame him from his outspoken manner. We the Movement for the Kingdom Image want to state that we are proud of the man of God Rev Martey and will continue to support him and urge him on since darkness has nothing to do with light. The evildoers will continue to harass him but we are solidly behind him.

“Ghana is sick and definitely we need great men of God like Prof Martey to lead the people of God to the Kingdom. Finally, we want to assure the people that God will not forgive those who are unduly insulting the man and calling him names.”