All is set for the construction work on the controversial National Cathedral to begin at the heart of Accra at Ridge.
Presenting the 2020 budget in Parliament on Wednesday, 13th November 2019, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta said work on the project will commence next year against government’s assurance that, there weren’t going to use state funds to construct the cathedral.
“Mr. Speaker, the interdenominational National Cathedral that will be in the heart of the capital, stands to help unify the Christian community as a place of worship and promote the national conversation on the role of faith in building Ghana. With the participation of various churches in the administration of the Cathedral, collective ownership of the project by the churches is envisioned.
“The Board of Trustees and the Secretariat have been established, and preparatory works for the construction of the Cathedral have begun. Procurement processes to select a contractor are expected to conclude by the end of the year and construction is expected to begin in March 2020,” he told parliament.
The cathedral will boast of chapels and baptistery, a music school, an art gallery, and a Bible museum.
The National Cathedral of Ghana is a planned interdenominational Christian cathedral scheduled to be built as part of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
The design for the cathedral was unveiled by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, in March 2018