By Frank Amponsah
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has rallied the Christian community abroad to join in partnership to raise the needed resources to build a National Cathedral.
According to the President the cathedral would be an iconic infrastructure for national, regional and international pilgrimage, and tourism.
Speaking at a fund raising ceremony in Washington DC, the President said “I need your help to do so. The cathedral will not just be another national monument adorning the starline of Accra, it’ll be the running point for the Christian community to come together to worship, to pray and to promote the national conversations on the role of faith in building Ghana.”
The President also reiterated that building the cathedral was in fulfilment of the promise he made to God before winning the 2016 general elections.
President Akufo Addo noted that the building of the cathedral would be an act of thanksgiving to God “for His blessings, favour, grace and mercy over our nation”.
He added that building the cathedral would promote unity amongst Christians which will extend to the entire nation since majority of Ghanaians are Christians, saying that “71% of the Ghanaian people adhere to the Christian religion, grouped under the various persuasions of the Christian faith. The interdenominational national cathedral will help unify the Christian community and thereby promote national unity and social cohesion”.
He also noted that the cathedral will be an act of thanksgiving to God “for His blessings, favour, grace and mercy over our nation,” and that the cathedral will also promote unity among Christians, and this will extend to the entire nation since majority of Ghanaians are Christians.
The President said the Cathedral will be a point for the Christian community to come together to worship, to pray and to promote deep national conversations on the role of faith in building Ghana.
The event, which was held at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC was attended by guests; including the Archbishop Nicolas Duncan-Williams, Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, Most Rev. Bishop Justice Ofei Akrofi, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, all members of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral; GIPC boss, Mr. Yofi Grant; Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, Pastor Paula White, Senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center among others.