It will be an act of thanksgiving to build the National Cathedral - President Akufo-Addo
- Akufo-Addo has stated the reason why he is bent on constructing the National Cathedral despite criticism from the opposition
- According to him, Ghana's performance against neighbouring countries is solely by the grace of God
- He believes God has been good to us as a country
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated the reason why he is so bent on the construction of the National Cathedral which he believes is pivotal to the development of Ghana.
According to a Citinewsroom report, Ghana's performance against neighbouring countries is solely by the grace of God, the president is believed to have claimed.
Addressing dignitaries present at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the cathedral, he stated that the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the construction goes to affirm his conviction about the project.
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“Ghana has so far been spared civil war, famine and epidemic. We are certainly not better than the other nations in our neighbourhood who have been confronted with these challenges and I believe it is by the grace of God that we are being sustained.
It will be an act of thanksgiving to the Almighty for his blessing, favour, grace and mercy on our nation,” he said.
Meanwhile, 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.
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President Akufo-Addo said the construction of the cathedral was a fulfilment of a promise he made to God in the run-up to the 2016 election.
The interdenominational Christian Cathedral, when completed, will have a 5,000 seating capacity with chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery and a Bible museum.
The monument is expected to be put up within the next five years.
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