Ghanaians urged to contribute towards national cathedral

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has appealed to Ghanaians to contribute wholeheartedly towards the construction of the National Cathedral, which is expected to be completed on March 6, 2024.

He said “the project is one of the best gifts that the Lord has given to the church in Ghana, through the President. There is the need for all to pull resources to put up this important structure.”

Apostle Onyinah said this on Sunday, in Accra, at the unveiling of funding raising strategies, and announcement of financial channels through which the public could donate towards the successful completion of project.

He said donations towards the national cathedral could be made through mobile money, by dialing*979# or deposit at any branch of the Ghana CommercialBank (GCB), Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and Fidelity Bank.

Apostle Onyinah indicated that the 250 million dollar cathedral, when completed would serve as a national interdenominationalfacility, for prayer and worship, a centre of learning and a national point of convergence.

He advised those criticising the significance of the cathedral to respectful understand the concept of the facility, to ensure its successful completion.

“The National Cathedral will further exhibit how Africans are now contributing to the spread of Christianity outside Africa and retelling of the African story.

“This will include contribution made by some African and Ghanaian Christian scholars, youth gospel music group, ecumenists, church leaders and charismatic figures,”Apostle Onyinah said.

He said that the Biblical museum and gardensthat would form part of the cathedral would not become only a tourist centre, but place of education that would throw more light on people’s understanding of the Bible.

The Vice President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Most Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, appealed to Ghanaians not to politicise the construction of the cathedral, because it would serve as a platform for discussing faith based organisations and national issues.

He noted that although the construction of the national cathedral was the vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the facility would be a national asset and not a facility for any political group or person.

BY BERNARD BENGHAN

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