President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his commitment in ensuring that a non-denominational national cathedral is constructed in the country.
President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the national cathedral on 6th March ahead of the 60th Independence Anniversary.
Addressing members of the Christian Council of Ghana during a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House, President Akufo-Addo said the construction of the national cathedral is dear to his heart and he is hopeful that the cathedral will inure to the benefit of Ghanaians.
“It is a project that is very dear to my heart, and I’m hoping that together we will be able to realize it. No matter how long it takes, I think at least we have to begin, because I think it is a good idea and it inures to the ultimate benefit of all of us.”
The President added “You have to pick some, you cannot pick everyone but I know that those who will be selected to work on the project have the support of the rest who are not on it to receive their endorsement and help.”
Meanwhile, the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, has been dragged before the Supreme Court by a member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh over Akufo-Addo’s decision to construct a national cathedral.
According to Mr. Bomfeh, government must not be engaged in religious affairs within the country and therefore it’s assistance to Muslim pilgrims through the hajj board must be declared unconstitutional and illegal.
In his writ, he is seeking “a declaration that the decision of the Government of Ghana to purposely endorse, assist, aid, partly sponsor, and/or support the construction of a National Cathedral near the State House of Ghana, for Christian interdenominational church services amounts to an excessive entanglement of the Republic of Ghana and religion and therefore unconstitutional”.
Published on 15 March 2017 | 8:43 am at Source