Attorney General Gloria Akuffo has described a law suit challenging the construction of a National Cathedral as a misunderstanding of the character of Ghanaian secularism.
Ms. Akuffo was speaking on a legal challenge against the government's contribution in building a National Christian Cathedral.
The suit was filed by the Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) Director of Elections, James Kwabena Bomfeh.
But the Attorney General believes the suit by Bomfeh stems from a misguided understanding of how the Ghana government can interact with its people on the basis of religion.
Bomfeh however argues in his suit that Ghana is a secular state and it was therefore wrong for the state to be “excessively entangled in any religion or religious practice.”
The CPP elections director wants the apex court to declare the building of the National Cathedral and state involvement in the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca unconstitutional.
But the Attorney General rejects Bomfeh's argument saying that a state that recognises religious holidays and a "God" in national symbols cannot be said to not recognise the existence of a Supreme Being.
The courts are yet to hear the preliminary arguments from the parties but the case on the National Christian Cathedral has created so much hullabaloo in the country.
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