Speaker of Parliament Rev Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye is rallying support for the construction of the national cathedral for Ghana, explaining that the building would be a focal point for national cohesion.
“It will help recognize the role of God in the affairs of the country,” he said.
The Speaker maintained that despite the divergent views expressed on the proposed construction, the building is still necessary.
At meeting with members of the Fundraising Committee of the National Cathedral Project who paid a courtesy call on him at the Parliament House, in Accra, on Monday, Rev Prof Oquaye called on Ghanaians to appreciate the project, conceptualized by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“Let’s all appreciate what the President has conceptualized and help these ladies and gentlemen and also men and women of God to achieve this,” the Speaker said.
The meeting comes ahead of the launching of a fundraising event, announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, in the 2019 Budget Statement.
The launch is scheduled for December 28, 2018, in Accra; and in February 2019 in the United States in America.
The fund raising team was at the Speaker’s Office to officially invite Parliament to take part in the event.