Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng has described the construction of the proposed National Cathedral as one of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s greatest achievements, MyNewsGh.com reports.
The founder and leader of Power Chapel Worldwide speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwame Adinkra ahead of the Cathedral’s fundraising event said on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s popular ‘Pure Morning Drive’ program monitored by MyNewsGh.com, that the Cathedral towers above the many achievements of the President asking critics to seek better understanding of the issues before commenting.
Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng in reacting to the complains
against the construction of the proposed $100million dollar facility indicated
that hunger and other related issues in the country would not be solved at a
sitting with or without the construction of the cathedral and at best, the
facility will come as a revenue generation point for the country when completed
He continued that people do not understand the issues very
well as the contribution of the Church alone in Ghana with 75% of the
population being Christians makes it necessary for the Country to put up the
edifice revealing that government has promised to support the project with a
seed money of between $10million to $20million.
Asked how the board of trustees feel about the majority of
the protesters against the project being Christians, the Secretary remarked
that “it is sad but as it is written in Mathew 10:36, a man’s enemies will be
the members of his own household so it doesn’t come as a surprise to us. Kwame,
to those who say we don’t need it because we are not fully a Christian country,
I will ask them that don’t we build stadiums although we are not a football
nation?” He questioned.
He again put forward that the contribution of the Christian
body to Ghana’s economy far outnumbers the contributions of the people employed
in the private sector put together, declaring that the Christian body even
outnumbers the Central government in terms of infrastructure.
“Kwame, the model we are going to build starting March 6,
2020 will generate more income for the country than all the Sports stadiums in
Ghana. The income that will be generated from the cathedral eventually cannot
be compared to how much it is going to cost us.
The Christian body alone outnumber the Central government in
terms of infrastructure. We are not building any individual Church. We are
building a monumental facility that will be used to swear in Presidents,
conduct presidential funerals and National Christian events.” He revealed on
The 13-member National Cathedral Board of Trustees has set
Thursday, January 30, 2020 for the fund raising ceremony in Kumasi. The event l
will be chaired by the Asantehene, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II with
the President, Akufo-Addo as the special guest of honor.
The board is chaired by a former Presiding Bishop of the
Methodist Church of Ghana, the Most Rev. Samuel Asante Antwi, with the
Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, the Most Rev. Charles Palmer Buckle, as Vice-Chairperson,
and the Founder and General Overseer of Power Chapel Worldwide, Prophet Kusi
Boateng, as Secretary.
The other members are the former Chairman of the Church of
Pentecost and President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Apostle
Dr Opoku Onyinah; the Founder of Salt and Light Ministries, Rev. Joyce Aryee;
the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Right Rev. Prof. Cephas
Omenyo; the Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa and Bishop
of Accra, the Most Rev. Dr Justice Offei Akrofi; the Founder of Action Chapel
International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams; the Founder and President
of Fountain Gate Chapel, Rev. Eastwood Anaba; the Founder and Presiding Bishop
of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward Mills; the Founder of
the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil, and Rev. Dr Yaw
Frimpong Manso and Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, both former Moderators of the
Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 unveiled the design for the national cathedral at a brief ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre.
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The facility is expected to house house impressive chapels
and baptistery, a 5,000-capacity auditorium, grand central hall, music school,
choir rehearsal and multi-use spaces, an art gallery, a shop and a bible
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020.