President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians living abroad to support the building of a National Cathedral in the country.
Speaking at a fundraiser for the National Cathedral in Washington DC, the president noted that the building of the cathedral will be an act of thanksgiving to God “for His blessings, favour, grace and mercy over our nation”.
He added that building the cathedral will promote unity amongst Christians which will extend to the entire nation since majority of Ghanaians are Christians.
“71% of the Ghanaian people adhere to the Christian religion, grouped under the various persuasions of the Christian faith. The interdenominational national cathedral will help unify the Christian community and thereby promote national unity and social cohesion,” he noted.
Calling for their support, President Akufo-Addo informed the gathering that National Cathedral, when built will help promote tourism.
“It will an iconic infrastructure for national, regional and international pilgrimage and tourism. That is why we are trying to mobilise the Christian community, home and abroad to join us in partnership to raise the needed resources to build the cathedral.”
“I need your help to do so. The cathedral will not just be another national monument adorning the starline of Accra, it’ll be the running point for the Christian community to come together to worship, to pray and to promote the national conversations on the role of faith in building Ghana,” he added.
The president also reiterated that building the cathedral is in fulfilment of the promise he made to God before winning the 2016 general elections.