- Gospel singer has added his voice to the ongoing debate about building a national cathedral
- The singer of the view a cathedral was as important as a hospital
- He called on the government to make plans and seriously consider of building both
Award-winning gospel artiste, Joe Mettle, has waded into the trending issue on the construction of a national cathedral in Ghana.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb.com. the artiste who was speaking in an interview on Class 91.3FM said building a cathedral was as important as building hospitals for the people, hence moved for government to do both if it could.
The 2017 VGMA 'Artiste of the Year' who was on the Class Drive on Class 91.3FM, with Prince Benjamin during the release of his new single titled 'My Everything', gave his opinion on the viral national issue.
“The argument is there, people are saying the Cathedral or the things that are needed, all of them are important, these are not decisions we make for the government, they know what they’re capable of and what they can afford and what they can’t afford, so, I think all of it is important, any of them is important," he noted.
He added that Ghana, and for that matter, Ghanaians, were looking up to the government to provide some necessities but did not rule out the importance of the cathedral.
“The argument was the fact that if we are doing the cathedral while we have other social responsibilities or other issues like hospitals and other things, they all need to be built, the hospitals are very important, the cathedral needs to be built, they need to be built,” Joe Mettle reiterated.
He went on to emphasize that both were important and moved for all to be done if possible.
“It’s important, but at the same time we should look at all of it, we can’t do one and leave the other, if we can do all, that’s it.”
In a related development, popular traditionalist, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, also moved for a 'cathedral' to be built for African Traditional believers and practitioners.
The issue of the National Cathedral which many have come to understand is the initiative of President Akufo-Addo, has generated a lot of debate with many people expressing their opinion on the matter.
The issue has been politicized by many people especially the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The issue is somewhat getting an interesting twist as it is almost likely getting to turn into a religious battle since there have been hints from other religions on having same built for them.
Known in real life as Joseph mettle, he is a songwriter and singer and the first gospel musician to win the artiste of the year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
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