- Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, has indicated that stones from Israel have been flown in to be used as the foundation stone of the construction
- He indicated, that there are plans to replicate the Garden of Gethsemane and the Wailing Wall all cited in Israel
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The Secretary of Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, has indicated that stones from Israel have been flown into the country to be used as the foundation stones of the construction of the edifice.
Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng also indicated, that there are plans to replicate the Garden of Gethsemane and the Wailing Wall all cited in Israel.
The board secretary said Ghana is looking to give the National Cathedral an economic dimension which would, in turn, increase the economic fortunes of the country.
Ghana aims to cash in on the $18billion religious tourism industry when the construction of the national cathedral is complete.
“A lot of people think we are just building a church and people are coming to sing. No, no, no,” he said in a JoyNews interview monitored by theghanareport.com.
Religious tourism is estimated at a value of US$18 billion, involving 300 million travelers. Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng indicated that the Board wants to give the National Cathedral, “an economic dimension.”
The project estimated at an initial cost of $100million will be at the center of Ghana’s religious tourism. He said the Board hopes to divert some of the attention of religious tourists from Israel to Ghana.
He said Ghana could become an alternative for travelers with a low budget.
“Somebody is in Nigeria. He wants to go to Israel. He doesn’t have 2,000 dollars but he has 300 dollars,” the clergyman explained how the cathedral could pull in visitors.
In other news, details of the government’s expenditure on consultancy services in the year 2018 have caused a stir online.
A Ghanaian professor of law and accounting, Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, better known as Kwaku Azar, released details of the expenses online.
In a post on social media that has since gone viral, he indicated that Ghana paid $204,325,225 for technical and management services in the year 2018.
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