President, Ashanti Region Christian Council raise funds for construction of national cathedral

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday joined the Kumasi Christian Council of Churches in Ashanti Region to raise funds for the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana (NCG) in Accra, where he announced construction would begin on March 6, 2020.

The occasion was graced by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the NCG, Most Reverend Samuel Asante-Antwi, and some members of the board, the Chairman of the Christian Council of Churches in Kumasi, Archbishop Daniel Yinka-Sarfo and the National Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

Addressing the fundraiser, President Akufo-Addo commended the congregation and the members of the Board of Trustees for demonstrating their determination and willingness to join the historic coalition which was going to build the NCG to the glory and honour of God.

He noted that, the event which was the third of its kind following a similar one in the United States and Accra would be replicated across the other regions of the country.

President Akufo-Addo insisted that the construction of the NCG would be “an act of thanks giving to the Almighty for his blessings, favour, grace and mercy on our nation” since independence in 1957.

Again he indicated that, the construction of the interdenominational NCG would help unify the Christian community and thereby help promote national unity and social coalition.

He added that the NCG would be the fulfillment of a pledge he made to God for granting him and his party, the New Patriotic Party victory in the 2016 general election.

The President noted that the cathedral would be the rallying point for the Christian community to come together to worship, pray and promote deep national conversations of the role of faith in building the country.

He said the cathedral would be an iconic infrastructure for national, regional and international pilgrimage and tourism.

The Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Reverend Victor Kusi Boateng, commended the President for the initiative as he noted it was a plus for him (the President) and his belief in Christianity.

According to him, the cathedral would be a monumental edifice as it was the first time such an initiative has been initiated by a sitting president of the country as he charged Christians with the responsibility of supporting the President to complete the cathedral.

From Faustina Kwabea Osei, Kumasi

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