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The design for the National Cathedral

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta is surprised that a majority of Ghanaians are kicking against the construction of a national cathedral.

He said spending just a fraction of state resources to build a temple for God was nothing compared to how gracious He has been to Ghana since 1957.

“It is a beautiful thing and a memorial to God so I’m surprised people are murmuring when a Christian country like Ghana is giving just three acres of land to Him,” he said in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday.

President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of a National Christian Cathedral for the country during the 60th year of the country’s independence on March 6, 2017.

The Cathedral will house impressive chapels and baptistery, a 5000-seat auditorium, expandable to 15,000 people for national events and celebrations.

It will, among others, have a grand central hall, a music school, and will house Africa’s first-ever Bible museum and documentation centre.

But even before work starts on the project, the National Cathedral has been caught in a controversy with many including civil society groups and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) describing it as a misplaced priority.

But Ken Ofori Atta said the money being spent on the project was nothing compared to the blessing of God.

He gave the assurance that the building of the National Cathedral would not put any undue financial burden on the state.  

Even if the state succumbs to pressure, the Finance Minister is certain “stones will wake up and do it for us”.

Source: Ghana||Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman