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The Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral Project, Apostle Professor Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah, has assured Ghanaians that the monies they’ll contribute towards the construction of the project will be accounted for.
President Akufo-Addo was criticized after the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta appealed for Ghanaians to contribute GHC100 a month, for the construction of the Cathedral during his presentation of the 2021 Mid-year Budget Review on the 27th of July 2021.
Critics don’t understand why they should contribute when the project was a pledge Nana Akufo-Addo made to God.
However, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah says it’s for a good course.
Speaking in a one-on-one interaction with Nana Yaw Kesseh on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, the former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost said, “we plead for everyone to calm down and back us with their prayers. Indeed it was the President who had that vision but he’s handed it over to the church”.
Apostle Opoku Onyinah further stated that the monies will be handled by the Board of Trustees and not the government and that soon there will be a mechanism for people to track the amount of money they’ve donated.
” . . your monies will be well accounted for; so donate GHC100 a month for this course,” he added.
Listen to him in the video below
Meanwhile, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Ghanaians of all religious persuasions to voluntarily contribute to the construction of the project.
“As you all know, there are efforts to build a National Cathedral. It is very important that we build the Cathedral. It is a voluntary exercise; anybody who wants to contribute can contribute. I have contributed, and I will contribute some more. So I encourage everybody to think about it and let’s build it. It is not for anybody. It is for Ghana and for the glory of God,” he said.
The National Cathedral will be a unifying monument around which to elevate shared conversations on faith and on national transformation. It will also serve as a rallying platform to promote deep national conversations on how to move Ghana forward.
It is set to be the nation’s ceremonial landmark where all denominations are welcomed to gather, worship and celebrate in spiritual accord.