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Religion of Thursday, 30 August 2018

Source: Kasapa FM

National Cathedral needless – Religious Expert

Religious Expert and Lecturer at the Study of Religions at the University of Ghana Dr. Ben Willie-Golo has downplayed the need for the construction of a national cathedral in the country.

The Akufo-Addo led administration has sparked controversy and has come under a barrage of public criticism over the decision to build a national cathedral for the Christian faith. The move has been met with mixed reaction from the Ghanaian public.

The criticisms have intenified after it emerged that several buildings including the Scholarship Secretariat, Passport Office at Ridge and nine bungalows occupied by Appeals Court Judges are to be demolished as government is set to begin the construction of the House of Prayer.

Scores of other structures within that enclave including the Judicial Training School are also expected to be pulled down to make way for the 5000 seater state of the art cathedral which will also include a Bible Museum and a Documentation Centre.

Occupants of some of the residential facilities have begun packing out their belongings as they’ve been served with notices to vacate the place even as the Supreme Court hears the CPP’s James Kwabena Bomfeh’s application to halt the process.

Speaking to Starr News, Dr. Willie-Golo stated that constructing a national cathedral is not a priority for the country.

“What will be the purpose of a national cathedral, what purpose will it serve that other cathedral that citizens who are believers if they choose to worship at other cathedrals will not be able to offer them? This is the primary question. I would think that for the Christian Community they don’t seem to need a national cathedral for anything and I suggest this should not be a priority for government to be spending resources in building a national cathedral. If you ask me personally I have my doubt if we really need a national cathedral at this point in time.”





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