The construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana (NCG) has commenced, and it would be ready for use on March 7, 2024, the Member-Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the NCG, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, has disclosed.
According to him, the 20,000 seating capacity cathedral would serve as a national inter-denominational facility for prayer and worship, tourist and learning centre, a national point of convergence and a unifying monument of faith and national transformation.
Speaking at the National Cathedral regional fundraising launch in Techiman, the Bono East regional capital, on Tuesday, Rev. Kusi Boateng noted that every wealthy nation factored cathedral in its infrastructural and economic agenda.
The launch was attended by traditional authorities, the clergy, heads of departments and agencies, government officials, Techiman Market Traders Association, Muslim and Christian communities.
Rev. Kusi Boateng, who is also the overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide, disclosed that the NCG would have sacred spaces, namely, grand hall, baptistery, chapels, prayer rooms, Bible museum, sanctuary and a Biblical garden.
Others facilities would be a national crypt, restaurant, events space, conference centre, research library and a recreational garden.
He said that, “we must have ownership of this national monument, and that is why we have to contribute to the project.”
The Member-Secretary encouraged Ghanaians home and abroad to donate generously to the NCG accounts at the Agricultural Development Bank(ADB), Ghana Commercial Bank(GCB), Fidelity Bank, mobile money (0555750000) and by dialing *979#.
Rev. Boateng paid a glowing tribute to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, and the Muslim community, the citizenry and well-wishers for contributing towards the building of the National Cathedral.
Mr Adu Gyan, the Bono East Regional Minister, reiterated President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision to make the National Cathedral a symbol of the country’s eternal and continuing gratitude to God, for the favours He has bestowed on the nation.
He said the Egyptians built Pyramids to house the bodies of their Pharaohs, which is now counted among the ‘seven wonders’ of the world, thereby attracting millions of tourists globally.
“The current and future generations will behold the cathedral as a landmark national monument that gives credence to our tolerance for the diversity in the faith expressed by us as a people,” Mr Adu Gyan noted.
Members of the region’s Trustee of the National Cathedral are Mr Adu Gyan and his Chief Director, Mr George Padmore Mensah, DCOP Samuel Winfred, Apostle Isaac Dzane and Mrs Doris Ameyaw.
The rest are Apostle Peter Mensah, Mr Isaac Opoku, Rev. Prince Owusu-Asaku and Pimampim Kabrese. They were tasked to raise funds for the cathedral.