Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu, Caretaker Minister of Finance , has disclosed that the construction of National Cathedral remains a priority for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The construction of the National Cathedral has received some bashing from the critique of Government, but the ruling Government has reaffirmed their resolute in building the Cathedral.
The construction of the National Cathedral represents a significant moment in our country’s history.
As a deeply religious nation, the Cathedral provides a historic opportunity to put God at the centre of our nation’s affairs, and serves as a symbol of our eternal and continuing gratitude to Him for the blessings He continues to shower and bestow on our nation.
Conceptually, the National Cathedral represents a vision of a society which is, firstly, dependent on God, and whose aspirations are captured by the opening words of our National Anthem: God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong!
During the presentation of the budget statement for the 2021 financial year in Parliament, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs insisted that it is a National priority to construct the Cathedral.
“The National Cathedral of Ghana, which will provide an interdenominational sacred space for the nation, remains a national priority. Despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, work is on course to construct the iconic edifice in the heart of the nation’s capital.
“The construction of the National Cathedral is already introducing some critical innovations to the country. As part of the construction, over 200 trees on the site of the Cathedral, some of which are nearly 100 years, have been relocated to a temporary site by the Department of Parks and Gardens. Some of the trees will be bought back upon completion of the Cathedral, with others replanted elsewhere making the edifice environmentally sustainable.”
Source: Opemsuo.com / Sasu Danquah