Ghana’s President cuts sod for National Cathedral

The Presidentof Ghana , Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on March 6th 2017 cut the sod for the construction of a National Cathedral to be sited close to the State House in Accra. The Cathedral of Inter-denominational Worship project is a thanksgiving gesture to God for the blessings He has bestowed on the country. President Akufo-Addo said it was a matter of pride and glory to God that the momentous sod-cutting was being done on the same day the nation was marking its 60th anniversary.

The ceremony, which had the heads of various Christian denominations in the country in attendance, was blessed by the Accra Metropolitan Archbishop, the Most Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, Pastor Mensah Otabil the rest are, Apostle Opoku Onyinah, Rev. Joyce Agree, Moderator, Presbyterian Church, Cephas Amenyo, Right. Rev. Offei Akrofi, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Rev Dr. Frimpong Manso and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Professor. Emmanuel Martey.Project

As part of arrangements towards the actualization of the project, the government agreed to provide the land, while the religious denominations committed themselves to providing resources for the construction.

According to the President, for a very long time there had been a missing link in the nation’s architecture, evident in the absence of a National Cathedral that was inter-denominational in nature.

“We are all Christians and gather on formal occasions of the state. Anniversaries such as today’s, including the inauguration of presidents, the death of presidents and other national occasions, we could hold them in the solemnity of a cathedral. Give thanks to the Almighty,” he added.

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The initiation of the National Cathedral building project was, therefore, aimed at filling that gap and providing space within which Christians, regardless of their denominations, could congregate and worship God.

The President said elsewhere, such projects took many years to be completed and urged the clergy to own the project, as promised, and raise funds towards its early completion and utilization.

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