“The president has always said he wants to create another Notre Dame in Ghana so we can attract a lot of visitors but we disagree. In fact, comrades, it will be better to convert the project into a national hospital,” Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah said.
Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has encouraged the government to cut spending on non-essentials.
According to the TUC, the country’s current economic difficulties can be reversed if the government redirects monies from discretionary expenditure to more productive investments or initiatives that will create jobs for the general public and secure revenue collection.
Dr. Baah urged the government to reduce spending on non-essential projects like the national cathedral while speaking at the 2023 May Day celebration parade on Monday in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, with the theme “Protecting incomes and pensions in an era of economic crisis: Our responsibility.”
He feels that converting the contentious project from a cathedral to a national hospital would be more beneficial to Ghanaians.
“As Ghanaians, we must do action to improve the situation. We have a strong belief that the government can get us out of this dilemma, and Dr. Baah indicated that the government can accomplish this by reducing spending on non-essentials like building a national cathedral.