Bishop Stephen Richard Bosomtwi Ayensu of The Methodist Church, Dworwulu Circuit, has decried the failure of leaders to listen to the clergy after winning political power.
Using his experience as an example, he lamented some top leaders who always sought his advice in opposition have changed after winning political power.
He was contributing on lawlessness, impunity and the role of politicians in these acts.
‘’When you visit these leaders, they make you useless. If they see you, they will keep saying wait I am coming but they will not make time for you. If you call them, they don’t respond.’’
Lawlessness he noted has increased because political leaders interfere in the duties of law enforcement agencies.
He admonished politicians to stop interfering the work of law enforcement agencies. He also bemoaned he calls selective justice saying, ‘’Selective justice has been our major problem. We have laws in Ghana and these laws must be made to work. Crime is crime and irrespective of your class, status or personality, you must be punished should you violate our laws. I will blame those in charge. When people steal mobile phones, smoke marijuana and commit other offences, they are jailed but when politicians steal from the state, they go unpunished.’’
‘’If we all agree to work in the interest of Ghana and the growth of the country no matter our political affiliations, Ghana will progress. We need to punish people for the crimes they commit no matter who they are.’’
When asked if he feels President Akufo-Addo has failed in preventing lawlessness in the country despite being a lawyer, he answered saying, the president as an individual is firm but he will not be able to do the work all alone.
‘’I have confidence in President Akufo-Addo. He did not contest the presidency because he wants to be wealthy. He contested because he wanted Ghana to develop. Nana Addo is not someone who entertains lawlessness but he needs people to inform him on what is going on in the country . He should be told the truth,’’ he said.