In the wake of the controversy that has been generated over the construction of a national cathedral, renowned Fetish priest, Nana Kwaku Bonsam has made a passionate appeal to President Akufo Addo to gift Idol worshipers a land at the “Asomdwee Park” where late President Atta Mills was buried, to build a National Shrine.
The Akufo Addo led administration has sparked controversy and has come under a barrage of public criticism over the decision to build a national cathedral for the Christian faith. The move has been met with mixed reaction from the Ghanaian public.
The criticisms have intensified after it emerged that several buildings including the Scholarship Secretariat, Passport Office at Ridge and nine bungalows occupied by Appeals Court Judges are to be demolished as government is set to begin the construction of the House of Prayer.
Scores of other structures within that enclave including the Judicial Training School are also expected to be pulled down to make way for the 5000 seater state of the art cathedral which will also include a Bible Museum and a Documentation Centre.
Occupants of some of the residential facilities have begun packing out their belongings as they’ve been served with notices to vacate the place even as the Supreme Court hears the CPP’s James Kwabena Bomfeh’s application to halt the process.
Speaking on Kasapa FM, Nana Kwaku Bempah has slammed the Akufo-Addo government, saying the president erred in mooting the idea of a national cathedral since in his opinion it will only benefit the Christian fraternity.
He added that, the only way President Akufo Addo will be fair to adherents of Traditional Religion is to allocate a portion of Land near the Osu Castle for them to build their place of worship.
“We make a passionate appeal to President Akufo Addo, to give us a land where late President Mills was buried, the Asomdwee Park will be a perfect location for us to build our National Shrine. That will be a strategic location for our shrine, we need a place very close to the sea so that we can be dealing frequently with Maame Water [Mermaid], to aid us in our spiritual exercises. We earnestly hope that our appeal to the President for the land will be granted.”