Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Ebenezer Kum says construction of the National Cathedral still remains the government’s priority.
Responding to questions at his vetting on whether or not the National Cathedral still remains a priority in view of the challenges Covid-19 has brought on the economy, he said the Cathedral will cost the government little as most religious groups have pledged to support the project financially.
He stated that the Ridge Church is one of the said groups who have pledged to contribute their offerings for July and December to the construction.
He also said the contractors are on site and work is ongoing.
President Akufo-Addo has also appointed the immediate past Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project.
Mr Akufo-Addo announced the appointment of Apostle Onyinah on Monday, February 8, 2021, at Jubilee House in Accra where he hosted the Board of Trustees.
He clearly indicated that he was happy to have Apostle Opoku Onyinah onboard the project.
According to Mr Akufo-Addo, Apostle Onyinah was a worthy replacement for founding chairman of the Trustee, Most Rev Samuel Asante Antwi.
Rev. Asante Antwi died on September 13, 2020, leaving vacancy for the chairmanship position.
Apostle Opoku Onyinah in his brief acceptance speech, thanked Mr Akufo-Addo on behalf of Trustees for the privilege to serve.
He expressed his personal gratitude to the President for the opportunity given him to serve the nation, observing that the team will work to ensure the completion of the project.
The National Cathedral is an interdenominational Christian cathedral which when completed, will have a 5,000 seating capacity with chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery and a Bible museum, among others.