President Akuffo Addo has finally given the go ahead for the construction of the controversial National Cathedral.

The construction of the Cathedral, which has since divided opinions in the country is expected to take off from the 6th of March.

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.

It will also serve as a venue for formal state occasions of religious nature such as state funerals, thanksgiving services among others, according to President Akufo-Addo.

Ghana National Cathedral
Ghana National Cathedral

…since gaining our freedom from the colonial power sixty-three years ago on the 6th of March 1957, Ghana has so far been speared civil war, famine, and epidemics, said the president.

“We are certainly no better than the other nations in our neighborhood who have been confronted with these challenges. I believe it is by the grace of God that we have been preserved and sustained. The construction of the Cathedral will be an act of thanksgiving to the Almighty for His Blessings, Grace, Favour and Mercies on our nation,” he added.

A sanctified stone from Isreal is said to have been imported to lay the foundation of the holy building.

holy stone from Isreal

 

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