The Building of the National Cathedral was met with much criticisms and skepticism. Many Ghanaians opposed the project from the very beginning but the President was bent on delivery a pledge he made to God before he won the 2016 elections.
Buildings belonging to the state as well as other private individuals had to be pulled down to make way for the establishment of this edifice. Some judges had to be evicted. About 50 offices and residential apartments were to also go down as well.
Apart from the cathedral being a 5000-seater auditorium, it will house a Bible Museum, and hopefully be an prominent infrastructure for tourism. Early March this year, a foundation stone signifying the commencement of construction work was laid. From there, a fence wall was erected around the land. Unfortunately, aside this, nothing has been done.
A Plus had this to say on his Facebook page: "When the government decided to apply commons sense by asking for help to build an infectious disease centre, the private sector immediately raised the money and built it in about 95 days. About 3 years ago, the government decided to obliterate newly built million-dollar structures to make way for the building of a cathedral. We are still waiting for the arrival of Nebuchadnezzar from Atiwa forest to tell us what is going on."
Here are some comments from Ghanaians after the reading the post:
Content created and supplied by: Ghana-Ba (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More