President Akufo-Addo will today cut sod for the construction of the controversial National Cathedral. The actual work on the project is expected to begin on Friday, March 6.
The Cathedral and its relevance or otherwise have sharply divided opinions in Ghana despite the failure of the suits to stop it.
Presenting the 2020 budget in Parliament Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Finance Minister hinted of the start of work in March.
“Mr. Speaker, the interdenominational National Cathedral that will be located in the heart of the capital stands to help unify the Christian community as a place of worship and promote the national conversation on the role of faith in building Ghana. With the participation of various churches in the administration of the Cathedral, collective ownership of the project by the churches is envisioned.
“The Board of Trustees and the Secretariat have been established, and preparatory works for the construction of the Cathedral have begun. Procurement processes to select a contractor are expected to conclude by the end of the year and construction is expected to begin in March 2020,” he told Parliament.
The cathedral will have chapels and baptistery, a music school, an art gallery, and a Bible museum.
The National Cathedral of Ghana is a planned interdenominational Christian cathedral scheduled to be built as part of Ghana’s 60th-anniversary celebrations.
The design for the cathedral was unveiled by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in March 2018.