Today January 24, 2022

National Cathedral is a symbolic edifice, let’s all support it—Joyce Aryee

Accra, Dec 09, GNA— Reverend Joyce Aryee, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Secretariat, has rallied all Ghanaians to contribute their quota towards the realisation of the National Cathedral project.

She said the Cathedral was a unique structure that would not only serve as a place of worship but also make Ghana a tourist destination.

She made the call when the National Clergy Association of Ghana (NACAG) donated a cheque for GH¢10,000, in support of the construction of the Cathedral, in Accra, on Thursday.

The cheque was handed over to Rev Aryee on behalf of the Secretariat by Dr S. K.Boafo, Chairman of NACAG.

Rev Aryee said support from the public would help quicken the construction of the Cathedral for it to serve the intended purpose.

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Finance Minister, while presenting the 2021 Mid-Year review Budget Statement and Economic Policy in July, urged all, including Members of Parliament, to be part of the one million Ghanaians projected to support the initiative dubbed, “Ketewa biara nsua” with GHC100 a month.

Since the appeal, several individuals and religious sects, including the Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, have contributed towards the construction of the $200 million edifice.

Rev Aryee, who is also the Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries, said response to the appeal had been overwhelming and urged more Ghanaians, including corporate organisations to come on board to enable early completion of the facility.

“I can’t tell the quantum that we have made because different people have been bringing different amount so I can’t tell you the amount but i know that now more people are interested in giving and it is amazing. You get people sending MoMo, small or big amount, because they know that giving something for God’s work has several blessings,” she said.

She assured Ghanaians of the Trustees’ commitment to ensure all donations received were put into the construction of the project to facilitate the speed of work.

“Our appeal to Ghanaians is that it is a continuing work and so, we urged them to continue to donate towards the project,” she said.

Dr Boafo explained that though the Cathedral was a vision giving to the President by God, it was necessary that Ghanaians supported the President to bring it to fruition.

He said the Association would contribute more to the Secretariat to facilitate the completion of the construction of the Cathedral.

Dr Boafo entreated members of NACAG to, in their individual capacities donate towards the construction of the edifice.

Bishop Charles Abban, Executive Director of NACAG, also assured of the Association’s continuous support to the construction of the cathedral.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in March 2020, cut sod for the commencement of construction works on the national cathedral.

The 5,000-seater auditorium Cathedral project, if completed, will bequeath to the country a gracious national park for all Ghanaians, bring new skills, technology and jobs to the country, and will act as a beacon to national, regional and international tourists.

It is expected to be officially opened on March 6, 2024.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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