Ghana government to build national shrine for traditional leaders

Ghana government to build national shrine for traditional leaders

Government has revealed it is considering proposal to build a national shrine for traditional leaders in the country.

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Speaking at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, minister of chieftaincy and religious affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi said a number of traditional leaders have appealed to government for the construction of a national shrine.

He noted that it is in order for the traditional leaders to request for a national shrine since the Islamic and Christian faiths in the country have a national mosque and national cathedral respectively.

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Mr. Dzamesi added that since the constitution of the relic allows for freedom of worship, government will also consider the request by the traditional leaders.

Since I took office, as I said, we have a national mosque and now we are in the process of building a national cathedral. And few times, some traditional groupings have also approached me. There was a group of Wulom?i [Ga Traditional Priests] who also approached me and actually asked for a traditional shrine,” he said.

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The minister narrated that the Commission will evaluate and audit the activities of the churches, to ensure prudent use of their financial resources for their intended humanitarian purposes.

What we intend doing is to set up what we call a charity commission whereby all churches will be registered so that at the end of the year, the commission will see to the work of the churches and see how they have used their resources for the betterment of their people. So a charity commission is the option and not taxes,” he said. earlier reported that Jeffery Antwi Ansah, has already bagged a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of South Australia (UniSA).

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