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Bawumia Pledges to Partner the Church for National Cathedral Completion

Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced his intention to engage the clergy in partnering with the private sector to complete the national Cathedral project.

During his tour in the Greater Accra region on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, he emphasized that the project is vital for the nation and should not remain uncompleted.

“The Church should come together and let us know the best way forward, how we can even get private resources to help us complete the cathedral. But I think it is possible. We should not say it is not possible,” Bawumia said.

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Bawumia mentioned that he has personally donated to the National Cathedral project and urged the church to continue efforts towards its completion.

“The National Cathedral, I have contributed to its construction personally. I believe it’s a very important thing for Ghana. But I think that as it stands now, the Church has to come together and govern it and let us sit down and talk about the way forward for the National Cathedral,” Bawumia added.

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Ghana’s National Cathedral project, launched in 2018 by President Nana Akufo-Addo, aims to be a monumental Christian worship centre and tourist attraction designed by David Adjaye.

Initially estimated at $100 million, the project has already spent over $58 million on land acquisition, demolitions, and construction.

The minority in parliament and some Ghanaians argue that the funds could be better spent addressing Ghana’s economic challenges, such as public debt and poverty.

The demolition of state buildings to make way for the cathedral has also sparked concerns about displacement and costs.

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