President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been urged to halt building on the National Cathedral of Ghana by Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu I.
The Cathedral project cannot be a government priority, according to Dormaahene, the President of the Bono Regional House of Chief, considering the challenges facing Ghanaians.
Agyemang Badu Osagyefo Speaking to the media, I also said that Akufo-Addo shouldn’t necessarily finish the project since it may be continued once the nation is out of the woods.
The National Cathedral is one issue Ghanaians want me to bring up with the president.
It’s fantastic that Akufo-Addo promised to build the National Cathedral if elected president.
“However, given the economic difficulties Ghanaians are facing around this time, the people have asked me to tell Akufo-Addo to put the project on hold. It is your initiative, no one can take it away from you but don’t use the national coffers to build a cathedral” he stated.
“tell him to focus on economic recovery so that in good time even if he is not able to complete it, any of these brothers (successors) could do so. That’s what Ghanaians want me to tell you,” Dormaahene said.
The clearance procedure for GH80 million earmarked for the National Cathedral’s construction has been put on hold by the Trades and Industry Committee of Parliament.
Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, a member of parliament representing Tamale Central, revealed the news to media in Accra, on December 13. He said that the suspension would last until reason for the allocation was provided.