- Government is importing stone from Israel to use for the foundation of the yet-to-be constructed National Cathedral
- Israel's Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper presented the stone to President Akufo-Addo at the sod-cutting ceremony to pave way for the actual work
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President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the much talked about National Cathedral in Accra on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
According to Nana Addo, the building of the cathedral will be important to the development of Ghana.
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, a member of the secretariat to supervise the construction of the building said the project will be beneficial to future generations.
"This project which is something to do with God and country, posterity and generations yet on board, let it not be subjected to the reasons of men to debate [and politicise it]. Let it not be subjected to controversies. But let us for once go beyond debate,” the man of God said.
The sod-cutting ceremony is to allow for the groundwork preparation. The main construction work is expected to begin in the first week of April, according to the CEO of the Secretariat, Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that stones have been imported from Jerusalem for the foundation of the National Cathedral.
The stone was presented to President Akufo-Addo by the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper.
She noted at the sod-cutting ceremony that the stone will symbolize the sacredness of the land earmarked for the project.
She also added that the involvement of Israel in the project will strengthen ties between the two countries.
The cathedral, when completed, will have a 5,000 seating capacity with chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery, and a Bible museum.
It will also serve as a venue for formal state occasions of religious nature such as state funerals, thanksgiving services among others.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that embattled football administrator, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been charged by an Accra High Court with three offences - fraud, corruption and conspiracy to commit fraud.
The former Ghana Football Association president was charged together with a former member of the GFA executive committee, Abdulai Alhassan.
Alhassan is also facing two charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.
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