The National Cathedral’s building should not be publicly funded when the nation is experiencing economic hardship, according to former president John Dramani Mahama.
Mr. Mahama contends that now is not the time to invest public funds in initiatives like the building of a national cathedral that are not urgently needed.
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, he gave a lecture on the state of the economy of the nation with the title “Building the Ghana We Want.”
Mr. Mahama made the following statement at the event’s location, the University of Professional Studies in Accra: “The public funding of the national cathedral, particularly at this time, must halt.”
The previous President emphasized that those money ought to be utilised to strengthen the country’s economy instead.
He emphasized that he was a Christian himself and said that in light of the current economic difficulties, the cathedral cannot be given priority, and the public funds used to build it should be audited.
Being a Christian myself and profoundly appreciating the role that God plays in the development of nations, I concur with the majority of Ghanaians who think that the project cannot currently rank as the government’s top priority and justifies the injection of more of the country’s limited resources.
“Because of the non-transparency of the procurements associated with the project, I believe that the project should be subjected to a value-for-money audit in order to open the way for believers who wish to contribute to its construction to do so,” said Mr. Mahama.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has insisted that “They will definitely build the National Cathedral” in the face of opposition from the population.