National cathedral’s secretariat denies taking $25 million from the ‘gay community’

National cathedral’s secretariat denies taking $25 million from the ‘gay community’

- The national cathedral's secretariat has denied receiving $25 million from the gay community in Ghana

- Its statement was in reaction to a story carried by a website in which such a donation was allegedly given

- President Akufo-Addo has meanwhile pledged GHC100,000 in support of the construction of the cathedral

The secretariat of the national cathedral of Ghana has dismissed reports that it has received $25 million from the gay community in Ghana.

It has therefore urged the public to dismiss such reports as there is no element of truth in them.

“The secretariat of the national cathedral has not received any such donation from the so-called 'Gay Community in Ghana.'

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Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat Source: citifmonline.com
Source: UGC

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This news item, which does not provide the date, nor the recipient, of the said donation, is a concoction of the fictitious author,” a statement said.

The statement was in reaction to a story carried by a website, news7pm.com, to the effect that the gay community in Ghana had made such a donation.

The story added that the donation was purportedly done with the help of the United Kingdom (UK) LGBT Association.

The secretariat indicated that inasmuch as it welcomes donations from willing people, it “does not have room for interests, groups, and individuals whose motivation to give to the cathedral will be to draw attention to themselves and their issues.”

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Instead, the secretariat is solely focused on supporting the president’s vision of the national cathedral as a national gesture of thanksgiving, and a sacred national infrastructure.

President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the national cathedral for on March 6, 2017, as part of events that marked Ghana’s 60th-anniversary celebration.

Though the government has provided seed money for its construction, it has said it expects donations to fund the cathedral.

The National Cathedral Council of Trustees had a fundraising gala were a seat cost $1,000 on December 28, 2017. President Akufo-Addo pledged GHc100,000 to support the construction of the cathedral.

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