Akufo-Addo Donates Ghc100,000 To Build his National Cathedral. President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his conviction to build the national cathedral.
“The reasons for my decision to mobilize support for the construction of the National Cathedral remain unchanged. the interdenominational national cathedral will help unify the Christian community, and thereby help promote national unity and social cohesion,” he said while speaking at a Bible reading marathon at the project site.
He re-emphasized that “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”.
Government spends almost GH¢340 million
The Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, Dr. Paul Poku Mensah has stated that the government has so far spent almost GH¢340 million on the construction of the 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.”
Meanwhile, the President has donated GHC100,000 to the continuation of the project which has generated a lot of discussions, especially following the country’s economic challenges.
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