The government is committed and determined to push through the building of the National Cathedral much to the disdain of most Ghanaians who believe it is a waste of financial resources.
To some Ghanaians, the building of a church by the country is not a major priority when there are still roads to construct, hospitals to build and many other issues to deal with.
However, while presenting the 2019 Budget to parliament, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori Atta said the “President is determined that the building of the National Cathedral would not put undue financial burdens on the state. He has, therefore, proposed a partnership between the State and the Ghanaian Christian community both at home and in the Diaspora.”
According to him “the formal launch of this national fundraising campaign is slated for December 28, 2018 in Ghana, and February 2019 in the United States.”
The National Cathedral will provide space for national events of a religious nature.
A National monument, the Cathedral will house impressive chapels and baptistery, 5000-seat main auditorium, expandable to 15000 people for national events and celebrations.
“It will include among others, a grand central hall, a music school, and will house Africa’s first-ever Bible Museum and documentation centre,” the minister said.
The state, he said “is facilitating this process by providing the land, the Secretariat, and seed money for the preparatory phase.”
Well, whether you like it or not… the National Cathedral is happening…
Fall in line!!!