National shrine: Christian Council reacts to minister's idea

National shrine: Christian Council reacts to minister's idea

- The Christian Council of Ghana has supported the call for a national shrine to be set up

- According to them, it would not be a misplaced priority for the government to construct a national shrine for Ghana

- The General Secretary of the CCG, Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, said they have the right to ask for such an edifice

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The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has given explains that it would not be a misplaced priority for the government to construct a national shrine for Ghana.

The CCG said the fact that Christians do not believe in traditional religion does not mean traditional believers do not have the right to demand what is due them.

Reacting to the issue on Onua FM, the General Secretary of the CCG, Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, said they have the right to ask.

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“Ghana is largely a Christian country. It is also a multi-religious country, so we do not have only Christian, we have Muslims, and traditional religions”. So if we have a national mosque and a national cathedral, I don’t think it’s a misplaced priority to have a national shrine.They have the right to ask”

Rev. Dr. Fayose said they are all evangelistic religions and they all want to convert people into their religions.

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

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 their national mosque and national cathedral respectively.

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