‘National Cathedral will serve as icon of unity among Ghanaians’

Mr Eric S. Kutortse

Mr Eric S. Kutortse

A MEMBER of the fundraising committee of the National Cathedral Project in Accra, Eric S. Kutortse, has urged Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the venture, saying it would definitely serve as an icon of unity among the citizenry when completed.

The 5,000-seater capacity National Cathedral of Ghana, to be located behind the Parliament House, in Accra, between Ridge and East Ridge, is a planned interdenominational Christian cathedral scheduled to be built as part of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

In a chat with the Ghanaian Times prior to a carols night service at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho during the yuletide, Mr Kutortse said “let us put politics aside and embrace what will bring us together as a nation”.

Mr Kutortse who is also the chairman of the First Sky Group said that for years God had been kind and faithful to Ghanaians, and it was only proper for Ghanaians of all backgrounds to have a revered ground to worship and render thanks to God.

Apart from that, he said that the cathedral would serve other purposes, bringing Ghanaians and foreigners as well as all religious bodies together in an atmosphere devoid of politics, sectarianism and divisive tendencies.

“The cathedral will also bring great honour to Ghana which is known for the harmony among the diverse religious groups,” Mr Kutortse insisted.

His comments come days after the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, said that the cathedral would help to recognise the role of God in the affairs of the country.

The Speaker maintained that despite the divergent views expressed on the proposed construction, the building was still necessary.

At a recent meeting with members of the Fundraising Committee of the National Cathedral Project who paid a courtesy call on him at the Parliament House, in Accra, Prof. Oquaye called on Ghanaians to appreciate the project, conceptualised by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Still on national unity, Mr Kutortse cited the carols night event which brought together a large crowd of people from all walks of life without any political considerations.

“So, let us support what brings us together as a nation and as one people with one destiny,” he added.

FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO

 

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