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Nana Addo Justifies National Cathedral Project Again; Donates GHS100K Towards It

It appears the President Akufo-Addo, will never give up on the national cathedral project no matter the mountain of criticism he faces.

Many have criticized the project as a misplaced priority in a country that faces many pressing challenges.

But the President, has repeatedly defended its construction whenever he’s had the opportunity to speak about it.

He has reiterated that the Cathedral will not just be a place of worship, but a symbol of the country’s Christian faith.

According to him, the cathedral will be a rallying point for the entire Christian community to come together and worship.

The President said this after donating GH¢100,000 to support the construction of the stalled project.

“As I have said before, the National Cathedral will not just be another monument adorning the skyline of Accra, it will be a rallying point for the entire Christian community to come together and worship… I am therefore committed to working with the Board of Trustees to ensure the completion of this project to the glory of God.”

In December 2022, Parliament disapproved the allocation of an additional GH¢80 million for the construction of the cathedral.

The rejection followed government’s decision to reintroduce the allocation in the budget estimates for the Roads and Highways and Communication Ministries.

The House subsequently approved GH¢180 million for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture as against the initial allocation of GH¢260 million for 2023.

Meanwhile, the National Cathedral Secretariat says government has so far paid a total of GH¢339 million towards the construction.

The $450 million project was envisioned in March 2017 as a physical embodiment of national unity, harmony, and spirituality.

The inter-denominational cathedral is expected to have an auditorium capable of seating 5,000 people, chapels, and a baptistery.

Tru News Report

Frebetha Atieku Adjoh

News Editor, Lover of Arts & Entertainment

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