February 5, 2023

President Akufo-Addo compared National Cathedral detractors to Sanballat and Tobias in Nehemiah, who opposed the Jerusalem wall.

Many people feel the project is a misguided priority, but he stays steadfast.

He stated this on December 18, 2022, during the Ga Presbytery’s centennial commemoration in Accra’s Black Star Square.

“Just like Sanballat and Tobias, in the days of Nehemiah, there are some who do not share my views on the building of the National Cathedral, I respect their right to differ but I am confident (of) my decision, by the vast numbers of enthusiastic supporters of this project whose spiritual dimension is limitless,” Akufo-Addo said.

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Although Ghana is in a terrible and terrifying economic crisis and requesting aid from the IMF, Akufo-Addo and his administration are determined to construct the cathedral.

He stressed that it “will serve not only as the country’s collective thanksgiving to the Almighty for the blessings He has bestowed on our nation, sparing us the ravages of civil war that have bedevilled the histories of virtually all our neighbours and the outbreak of deadly mass epidemics. But also as a rallying point for the entire Christian community of Ghana, which represents 70-plus per cent of the population.”

The National Cathedral project suffered a serious blow when the NDC minority in parliament blocked GHC80 million for the development in the 2023 budget on Tuesday, December 20.

 

 

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