Halt National Cathedral project, divert funds in constructing houses for workers – Tax Expert

The Executive Director of Revenue Mobilization Africa, Geoffery Kabutey Ocansey, has branded the construction of the national cathedral by the Akufo-Addo government as a “misplaced priority” and an act of “corruption.”

Speaking to Shadrack Odame Agyare on Metro TV on News Beat, Mr. Ocansey asserted that the resources being channeled into the construction of the national cathedral would be better utilized to address the pressing housing needs of Ghanaian workers.

“The construction of this National Cathedral is not only a misplaced priority, but it is also a clear case of corruption. The funds being poured into this project could be better spent on building affordable housing for the average Ghanaian worker, which is a far more pressing need.”

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), meeting the clergy in Accra as part of his campaign tour, called for collaboration with the government to find alternative means to complete the National Cathedral project, which has been plagued by transparency issues.

Dr. Bawumia acknowledged the importance of the National Cathedral but emphasised the need for the church and government to work together to explore private-sector funding options to complete the project.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kabutey Ocansey questioned the necessity of the endeavor, particularly given the country’s economic challenges and the government’s apparent inability to address critical infrastructure deficiencies.

“It is absolutely vital that the government halts the construction of the national cathedral and redirects those funds towards more pressing social and economic priorities. The people of Ghana deserve to have their basic needs met, and the construction of this cathedral is a clear misallocation of resources.”

By: Bright Yao Dzakah | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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