- Government is set to demolish properties including residences for judges for the construction of a National Cathedral
- Photos of the affected residences suggest many of them are fairly new or even under construction
- Ghanaians have given harsh criticisms about government's decision since the photos popped up
The most topical national issue in Ghana currently is government's decision to build a 5000-seat capacity National Cathedral in Accra.
There have been many arguments against government's decision, it has remained resolute in in its quest and has already started moves to put up the structure.
For this purpose, government properties housed on 14-acres of prime lands in Accra are to be pulled down to make way for the construction.
The buildings include residential accommodation for Appeal Court justices many of which were directly constructed by the judicial service.
While the immediate past Lands and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu had said some of these residential accommodation were old, colonial and dilapidated, new information suggests something different.
According to a Joy News report, some of the buildings are just about five yeas old and some are even under construction.
The judges have nonetheless been moved into rented apartments said to cost at least $2,500 per month.
Already, the report indicates, nine judges have been moved with three more expected to be relocated soon.
Government has promised to build 21 ultramodern replacement apartments for the judges in 18 months.
Looking at the photos of the affected judges quarters, it is difficult to understand the decision to demolish them but it looks like government is not going to back down.
Since the photos surfaced online, many Ghanaians have taken to social media to express their displeasure with government's decision to demolish the buildings.
Kwesi had some strong words for the government:
Albert asked Nana Akufo-Addo to have a rethink:
Yaw thought the whole cathedral business was foolish considering the cost:
Cecil converted the $2,500 rent into Cedis for better comprehension:
Kwasi branded Ghanaian leaders as stupid:
So what do you think? Let us know in the comments box below.
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