The National Cathedral Project has been placed under statutory audit following the range of controversies surrounding it.
The Board of Trustees of the Project took the decision to undergo an audit during a meeting on Monday, January 23.
This was announced in a statement released by the project.
“The Board is already in discussions to engage Deloitte, which accepted to be the auditors when the National Cathedral was registered, to commence the normal statutory audit
“In addition, the project submitted all relevant documentation on the project to Parliament in December 2022,” the statement signed by Board Chair Apostle Poku Onyinah read adding that the board was ready to submit to any parliamentary commission or audit.
“Thus, if Parliament desires it may set up a commission or appoint an independent auditor to review all issues concerning the award of contracts, procurement, construction work and financial operations of the National Cathedral project.”
The decision to have this statutory audit done was taken at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral on Monday, January 23.
This comes after two members of the Board – Archbishop Nicolas Duncan-Williams and Rev Eastwood Anaba – called for an immediate suspension of the project and subsequent audit of contracts awarded so far.
In a report by Accra-based Joy FM, the pastors sent a memo to the Secretariat of the Cathedral where they said the suspension will pave the way for transparency and accountability to be provided to the Ghanaian people.