Ghanaian Blogger, Bonor Frank Mawutor has touched on how needless the National Cathedral compared to the provision of health care facilities for the Children of God and Ghanaians as a whole.
Currently, the Ghanaian government has allocated a huge budget for the building of a National Cathedral.
The brain behind the National Cathedral is to fulfill their campaign promise made to the Christians.
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced this while presenting the 2020 Budget and Economic Policy in Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, that plans are underway for it to commence.
“Mr. Speaker, the interdenominational National Cathedral that will be located 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,” – Mr Ofori-Atta told Parliament.
Not too far after that, the President of Ghana cut sod for work to begin after a successful demolition exercise was carried on.
Even though a few Ghanaians stood on their grounds to let the President let go of the National Cathedral by advising him to divert the funds into a much more important thing, it all proved futile.
The Cathedral according to our leaders will cost a whooping $100M.
According to Mawutor Frank, that could have built at least a single mega hospital at one of government’s sites in deprived areas to facilitate healthcare delivery.
‘At this Coronavirus era in which health care centers in some developed world are getting filled with patients, our leaders will now understand the need to have built enough hospitals than prioritizing one Religion over the other,’ – Mawutor said.
On record, however, Ghana practices 3 Religions which are namely Christian, Traditional and Islamic Religions respectively.
Currently, Ghana’s coronavirus has shot up to 68 with 3-related deaths.
We hope it does not increase further else, our leaders would have to imitate China by building health centers as fast as they could.
God bless our Homeland Ghana.