By Anthony Apubeo, GNA
April 22, GNA – Reverend Father Roch Akolgo, a Catholic Priest at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral Parish in Bolgatanga has warned Ghanaians, especially
Christians to desist from marginalising and robbing the vulnerable in society.
He said most of
the times people in authority discriminated against the ordinary persons in
society particularly in the distribution of the national cake and provision of
social amenities for self interest.
indicated that, just like the time of Jesus Christ, when the soldiers were paid
to beat up Jesus and crucify him, the same soldiers further robbed Jesus of his
garments, and added that those kinds of soldiers still existed in the world
Akolgo, who said this in a homily during the celebration of the Easter
festivities in Bolgatanga, indicated that until people, especially Christians
desisted from these acts, the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
would be meaningless in their lives.
indicated that discrimination and robbery of the poor in society cut across
every sector, including work places, schools, hospitals, and market places.
instances, where the vulnerable were mostly robbed, he explained that, “our
authorities sometimes would gather, loot and share. We are supposed to pay
taxes to the government so that government would intend take good care of us,
by providing schools, hospitals among others.
lamented instances, where people paid for services when those services were
supposed to be rendered free especially in the health sector, where patients
were forced to pay for services when those services were captured under benefit
package of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
He said, “do
not think about the government alone, think about yourself, how many times have
you not robbed the poor in our society? Many people have workers under them and
it would get to the end of the month and they are not paid, meanwhile you have
been getting profit and enjoying with friends leaving poor workers to be
wallowing in poverty.”
instances, where people have gone through pain, they are not paid and their
allowances too you sit on them, you rob the poor to buy cars and build houses,
I say to you today that, that is blood money.”
He said God
loved humanity and that was why he sent his only begotten Son Jesus Christ and
it was disheartening to note that people inflicted pains on each other for
admonished Christians to see the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a
way to bury their sins and adopt new life that was pleasing to God and the
development of humanity.