National Cathedral Costs More Than Flagstaff House, Motorway and 2 Other Big Projects in Ghana Combined

National Cathedral Costs More Than Flagstaff House, Motorway and 2 Other Big Projects in Ghana Combined

  • The National Cathedral in Ghana has made waves across the country because of its huge price tag of $300 million
  • The National Cathedral will cost as much as other buildings in the country such as the Flagstaff House, Motorway and the National Theatre, among others
  • Many people feel the funds for the National Cathedral project should be put to better use in constructing projects that will benefit the people of Ghana

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The government of Ghana is bent on constructing a National Cathedral that will serve as a place of worship and tourist attraction. Many citizens in the country have disagreed with this move and have called for the funds to be put to good use such as constructing good road networks which will benefit the people.

The National Cathedral
The National Cathedral. Photo credit: National Cathedral of Ghana. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

Upon completion, the National Cathedral will cost a whopping $300 million and will sit on 14 acres adjacent to the Osu Cemetery. It will accommodate several impressive chapels, a baptistery, a 5000-seat two-level auditorium, a grand central hall, a music school, a choir rehearsal, an art gallery, and a shop.

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Combined Cost of Projects That Are Less Expensive Than National Cathedral highlights other considerable projects in Ghana which cost way less than the National Cathedral when their construction costs are combined. The costs of the building projects have been adjusted to account for inflation that will accrue by 2022.

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National Theatre ($41 million)

The National Theatre
The National Theatre. Photo credit: State Interests and Governance Authority. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The National Theatre was opened in 1992 and is estimated to have cost $20 million. Due to inflation, the same project will cost about $41 million in 2022. The venue typically holds events such as concerts, dance, drama and musical performances, screenplays, exhibitions and special events.

Tema Motorway ($82 million)

Tema Motorway
Tema Motorway. Photo credit: News Ghana. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The Tema Motorway opened to traffic in November 1965 to link Tema to Accra. The highway is still open to traffic and serves as the prominent route people use to come to Accra from Tema and Ashaiman. The project cost $9.5 million in 1965 but is estimated to cost about $82 million in 2022.

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Flagstaff House ($61 million)

Flagstaff House
Flagstaff House. Photo credit: Flagstaff House. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The Flagstaff House, also known as Jubilee House, is an imposing building that looks like a traditional stool. The unique architecture serves as both the seat of power and the official residence of the president of Ghana. The building is estimated to have cost about $45 million in 2008 when it was built. In 2022, the same edifice will cost about $61 million.

Ghana National Mosque ($12 million)

Ghana National Mosque
Ghana National Mosque. Photo credit: SouthWorld. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The Ghana National Mosque is the second-largest mosque in West Africa. It was built at a cost of $10 million in 2012, which which will be around $12 million in 2022. It was funded by the Turkish Hudai Foundation in Accra with the support of the Turkish government.

The complex includes a residence for the imam, a school and a library

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