The Okyehene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has called on Ghanaians to contribute massively towards the construction of the National Cathedral because failure to do so will bring shame to the country and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Speaking to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project in Kyebi last Friday (December 9), he said the President’s pledge to God to build the Cathedral is a special vow that must be fulfilled.
“He [Akufo-Addo] has to glorify the name of the Lord for how far He has brought him and build the cathedral to testify that he is grateful to God for making him President, there is no sweeter news as this.” the Okyehene said.
He continued: “With the cathedral, there’ll be no need to travel to Israel, just in Accra, the cathedral will answer all your questions about Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and everything.
“So I’m pleading with you all, let us not bring shame upon our country and the President, let us contribute to build the cathedral,” he added
The Board of Trustees had paid a visit to the Okyeman Council of State to solicit their support for the project which has stalled since early this year for lack of funds.
Despite staunch national opposition, the President is steadfastly moving forward with his special Cathedral project.
Previously, the government dipped into the ‘Contingency Fund’ to allocate funds for the Project without parliamentary approval but following the motion of censure proceedings against Finance Minister Ofori-Atta, Ghc 80 was earmarked for the project in the 2023 budget.