Johnson Asiedu Nketia, incumbent general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said that he supports the move by the President Nana Addo led government to build National Cathedral for the country.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday 6, March, 2017 cut sod for the commencement of the building of a National Cathedral of interdenominational worship in our capital, Accra.
According to Aseidu Nketia, he does not agree with those saying that the project is a “misplaced priority” but putting up such a facility would bring many advantages to the country as a whole.
“I don’t agree with those saying that the building of the national cathedral is a misplaced priority. we have a National Mosque for the Muslims so what’s wrong with getting a National Cathedral for the Christians?” he told Kwame Afrifa-Mensah on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’.
He added that, religion is the only thing that binds us as a country.
“The National Cathedral is not a bad idea and we need to support it across the political spectrum. Religion is one thing that unites us together as a country.”
Government’s decision to put up a National Cathedral has been criticised by certain quarters who believe it should not be a priority when other sectors are failing and need an uplift.
Many believe building a Cathedral is a waste of taxpayers’ money and discriminatory to other religious bodies.
The concerns deepened after it emerged that government was going to demolish buildings including residences of judges to make way for the construction of the Cathedral.
Meanwhile,President Nana Addo has been petitioned by a private legal practitioner Samson Anyenini to reconsider a plan to clear Judges from their Ridge Roundabout residence to make way for the construction of the 5000-seater National Cathedral.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah