The Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church in Saint Lucia has condemned corruption in the society, singling out what he described as corrupt civil servants.
“Sometimes when it comes to corruption we only point fingers at the politicians, but some of the civil servants are also corrupt. They are even more corrupt than some politicians,” Seth Ampadu asserted.
Delivering an Ash Wednesday service at the Methodist Church on the theme of Christian Conduct in a Society, Ampadu spoke of people who habitually go to work late and leave early.
He said at the end of the month those individuals expect the government to pay them a full salary.
“It is corruption,” the outspoken Methodist Minister explained.
Ampadu lamented that some Christians are part of the problem.
He referred to employees who, instead of working, spend all their time on Facebook, Snapchat and other social media chatting with others while customers are waiting to be served.
Ampadu hit out at workers whom he declared extend their lunch breaks instead of serving clients.
He said this was a form of corruption.
Ampadu also spoke out against drunkenness and gambling, including playing the lottery.
He said some Christians are involved in playing lottery.
Ampadu said it was unfortunate that some Christians see nothing wrong with lottery and gambling but spend all their money on them, destroying their families in the process.
He said that the duty of Christians to make country, community and family better.
“The Christian must be a salt in this corrupt human society that we find ourselves in,” Ampadu stated.