The National Cathedral Secretariat has received a GHC100,000 donation from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr. Akufo-Addo reaffirmed his commitment to erecting the cathedral while speaking at the ongoing Bible reading marathon at the construction site, emphasising that it is not only a promise but also an expression of gratitude for God’s mercies and kindness shown to the nation.
“The reasons for my decision to mobilise support for the construction of the National Cathedral remain unchanged. At least 71% of the Ghanaian people adhere to the Christian religion, grouped under the various persuasions of the Christian faith,” he stated.
The President added, “The interdenominational national cathedral will help unify the Christian community, and thereby help promote national unity and social cohesion.”
With the help of all Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo stated that he is resolved to fulfil his promise to God.
“It will not just be another national monument but the rallying point for the entire Christian community to come together and worship, pray and promote deep conversation on the role of faith in building mother Ghana, he said.
On his part, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat countered that the claim that they are unable to account for all of the funds provided to them by the government is inaccurate.
According to Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, as of December 2022, the government has contributed a total of GH339 million toward the building of the National Cathedral project.
“The total amount paid by the government of Ghana to the project is GHȼ339 million. The amount is made up of the following; amount paid directly to the secretariat is GHȼ225 million and the amount paid directly to the consultant, Adjaye Associates is GHȼ113m. The two payments total GHȼ339m.”