Ripple effect

Ghana pushes national cathedral project despite economic wobbles

By Jaysim Hanspal

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Posted on January 13, 2022 18:16

Proposal of Ghana’s National Cathedral (Facebook)
Proposal of Ghana’s National Cathedral (Facebook)

The building of Ghana’s national cathedral, due to be completed in December, is a beacon of hope for Christian supporters of the government in the country – but for some oppositionists and those of other faiths it has been a source of controversy.

“Next year by now, the whole structure will be in place. We had a meeting with the contractors, we had a meeting with the consultants [and] we had a meeting with Adjaye and Associates, myself and some high-profile people, last week,” said member-secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Victor Kusi Boateng, in an interview with MyJoyOnline.

Despite claims that the 5,000 seater cathedral project is a wasted priority, the government claim it will bring new skills, technology and jobs to the country and act as a beacon to national, regional and international tourists. It has selected celebrated architect David Adjaye to design the building.

Delivering the mid-year budget review on July 2021, finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta revealed that the cathedral will officially be commissioned on 6 March 2024.

The project is the result of a promise President Nana Akufo-Addo said he

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