A special committee has been established by lawmakers to conduct a probe into the National Cathedral project and any connected issues. The goal is to put forth appropriate suggestions for the House’s consideration.
A private member’s resolution submitted by six minority members, including Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, served as the catalyst for this investigation. The motion aims to look into the National Cathedral project, which has languished despite a $58 million investment.
The National Cathedral project has encountered difficulties; construction was put on hold a year ago. Costs in the form of liabilities and interest have continued to mount over this time.
The proposal was approved by Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the second deputy speaker, for further consideration by the House leadership. He cited Order 919, which permits the House to form a special or ad hoc committee to look into issues of public interest, in order to emphasize the relevance of the motion.
According to Asiamah, with expenses rising from $100 million to an astounding $400 million, the National Cathedral project is the most costly in Ghana’s history. There is a great deal of dispute over the growing pricing.
Additionally, after spending around $58 million on the project, the real progress is still unknown. The project has been abandoned since March of the previous year, according to observers.
Liabilities, interest, and suspension claims alone, totaling almost $52 million, have drawn attention due to the costs steadily escalating.
The creation of the ad hoc committee is a crucial step toward increasing the financial consequences of the National Cathedral project’s transparency and clarity.