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Construction of National Cathedral hinged on reopening of borders – Secretariat

The construction of the National Cathedral is dependent on the reopening of Ghana’s borders.

This is according to the Executive Director of the National Cathedral, Paul Opoku-Mensah.

He said the closure of the borders has made it impossible for the importation of materials and the arrival of human resources needed to execute the project.

The country’s borders were shut as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

Dr. Opoku-Mensah said the restrictions have also helped his outfit to complete technicalities related to the Cathedral.

President Akufo-Addo has been criticized for his decision to build a National Cathedral in the face of numerous challenges facing the country.

Some persons who went to court to challenge the government’s decision to champion the project have not been successful. President Akufo-Addo had earlier said the construction of the cathedral was a fulfilment of a promise he made to God in the run-up to the 2016 election.

The interdenominational Christian Cathedral, when completed, will have a 5,000 seating capacity with chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery and a Bible museum.

The monument is expected to be put up within the next five years. The construction of the Cathedral was expected to begin in April 2020.



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