Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Finance has approved the release of GH¢25,000,000.00 to start the construction of a cathedral in Accra.
A letter shared by lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa read;
‘Authority is hereby granted to release the sum of GH¢25,000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million Ghana Cedis) as additional seed money to the National Cathedral Secretariat for the construction of the National Cathedral for part payment of the outstanding claim from RIBADE Limited’.
The project is envisioned to make Ghana a remarkable religious tourism hub.
Close to 1,500 workers are invloved in the construction of the National Cathedral that sits on a 14-acre property adjacent to the parliament house.
The edifice is scheduled for completion on 6th March, 2024.
Nana Akufo-Addo is sacrificing everything to put up the controversial temple to fulfil a promise he made to God to become a president in his life time.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has appealed to Ghanaians to make voluntary contributions of GH¢100.00 each month towards the project.
In December 2018, Akufo-Addo made a personal donation of 100,000.00, to show his commitment towards the building of the house of God.
The cathedral comprises of impressive chapels, a baptistery, a 5,000-seat two-level auditorium, wailing wall, grand central hall, and replica of the tomb of Jesus Christ.
It also has a music school, choir rehearsal, art gallery, shop, multi-use spaces, the world’s largest Bible Museum, and a place for state funerals.
The cathedral has a garden that will produce every fruit and vegetable found in the Bible. Visitors can eat such food from a restaurant to be sited in the garden.