Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has lamented the abuse of the internet to portray immorality especially among the youth and called on parents to exercise stricter controls on the actions of their children.
The former President lamented situations where sexual acts involving minors are springing up on the Internet and mobile phones in an alarming fashion and questioned the motivation for people to record depraved sexual acts and pass them on to the rest of the world through the World Wide Web.
He called for strong prayer to eliminate such immorality from our society and cautioned, “we cannot allow evil to triumph”.
Speaking to the congregation during last Sunday’s service at the Action Chapel, President Rawlings said he was appalled to see on the internet recently, a recording of a 13-year-old and a four-year-old indulging in a sexual act and wondered why whoever discovered the act did not rather call in the parents of the children but rather chose to record it and eventually release it onto the Internet.
President Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and a host of friends and sympathisers of the June 4 uprising were at the Action Chapel, Spintex Road for a thanksgiving service to climax activities marking the 33rd anniversary of June 4.
The former President also called for prayer to help flush out evil personalities who are perpetrating murderacross the country especially in the Volta Region where a number of women have been murdered over the past few months.
He said: “There is an unholy ghost in the country who wants to remain a force by using murder and violence. If it is within the NDC or NPP, let the good ones within those parties flush them out. If it is within our social set up, let us expose them. We have become too vulnerable.”
President Rawlings also spoke about the recent flight accident at the Kotoka International Airport and stated that such situations are not good enough. He suggested there are enough exceptional retired pilots who can be recalled to assist with the re-training of pilots who ply within the region and expose them to challenging scenarios such as landing during heavy downpours to avert future disasters.
The General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries, Archbishop Duncan Williams in a passionate sermon charged the congregation to show gratitude always to people who showthem kindness.