Founder and leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries, Owusu Bempah, says government’s decision to erect a national cathedral in the country is in the right direction.

According to him, he is completely taken aback by the public the outcry about the project.

He said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s commitment to the project should be lauded because he has the nation at heart.

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I think this project is not just a building but a vision by our God-sent Akufo-Addo and should be respected. For a President to come out with such a project means he has the nation at heart and so it is important that we commend him instead of bashing,” he said on Accra-based Okay FM monitored by

The building of the Cathedral has caused an uproar in the country with many accusing government of having misplaced priorities as well as wasting the taxpayer’s money.

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The controversial pastor said the government will not be funding the construction of the National Cathedral from the state’s coffers.

He indicated that the government will launch an appeal to raise funds for the construction of the National Cathedral with the support of the clergy.

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There are reports that some nine justices of the Court of Appeal as well as other judicial staff occupying bungalows around the site earmarked for the project have been asked to vacate the project site to make way for the construction of the 5,000-seater capacity facility.

Rev. Owusu Bempah, however, called on Ghanaians to rest assured that serious thinking would go into the construction of the National Cathedral.

President Akufo-Addo, he said, should be congratulated for constructing a building for God.