The Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, serving as the Moderator of the General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), the Right Reverand Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has called on the government to take immediate action to end sports betting in the country. PCG Moderator crack down online betting Yeboah Mante
He said sports betting had become a harmful habit for some youth, especially university students, making them develop bad character and leading them into crimes such as stealing and ruining their productive future.
Preaching at the Unity Congregation of the Church at Nkanfoa, near Cape Coast, Rt Rev Prof Mante expressed concern over the media’s flooding of betting and gaming adverts. It urged the Government to intervene to solve the problem.
I know people are making money out of it but once people get hooked on betting, they cannot quit. And when they cannot quit, they steal money to bet. So many young people are suffering now because of betting, and other addictions.he said.
Rt Rev Prof Mante’s visit was part of his five-day visit to the Western Presbytery, and his sermon was in line with the Church’s Blue Cross Sunday, which seeks to address addictions of all kinds. Speaking on the dangers of other addictions, such as drugs, alcohol, and sex, he recounted how a young, promising man of God died from alcohol abuse.
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We are aware that there are so many people who get addicted to so many things and have the desire to stop but cannot, despite knowing its negative impact.he noted.
The Moderator, therefore, appealed to the youth to avoid addictive behaviors and substances, saying:
The best way to stop addiction is not to start at all.
The Moderator urged churches in Ghana to establish counseling units to provide specialized counseling to people suffering from addictions, indicating that prayers alone were insufficient.
He implored community leaders to teach their members discipline early to build thriving communities.
Any culture that does not understand self-discipline and think they can do whatever they want, that culture is bound for doom.
Source: GNA PCG Moderator crack down online betting Yeboah Mante