Secretary to the Committee overseeing the construction of the National Cathedral says the erection of the national cathedral was a consensus between President Akufo-Addo and the Christian Community.
According to Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, the Christian community which constitutes more than 70 percent of all religious sects in Ghana believes the cathedral which is a major project will economically benefit Ghanaians and therefore should be embraced.
“The National Cathedral is not a bad idea and so we need Ghanaians to help us. The project is a major one and I can tell you that it was a consensus between the president and the Christian community,” he indicated.
“We met with the President and when we met as a Christian community, we realized that the building of a cathedral for the nation will help and that is why we should embrace it,” he added.
The government has received a lot of backlash following its decision to build a National Cathedral for the state events.
Many believe building a Cathedral is a waste of taxpayers’ money and discriminatory to other religious bodies.
However speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen, Rev. Kusi Boateng said the taxpayer is not paying for the project.
Government’s only contribution, he noted, was to provide the land that will be used to erect the cathedral.