National Democratic Congress MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has revealed government will spend a whooping ¢9.2 million to relocate the passport office at Ridge, a suburb in Accra, to allow for the construction of the national cathedral.
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The MP who expressed his displeasure by the amount of money to be spent on the relocation of the passport office said government should put the country’s scarce resources into good use for the people.
The ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee said it is better for government to channel the amount into solving some of the challenges bedeviling the Free SHS programme.
Mr. Okudzeto Ablakwa is one of many Ghanaians who think the building of the national cathedral is a misplaced priority.
The NPP government says it wants to build an interdenominational national cathedral for Ghana at an estimated cost of $100 million.
The NPP also say the national cathedral will help unify the Christian community.
The construction of the project will begin in March 2020, according to the finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
He revealed during the 2020 budget presentation in parliament that the procurement processes to select a contractor are expected to conclude by the end of 2019.
The development means that for the country to settle the debt every Ghanaian must pay about ¢6,950 if the debt is shared among the population size of 30 million.
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