The immediate Past Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Opoku Onyinah has hailed the decision by President Nana Akufo-Addo to build a national Cathedral describing it as “a very good concept”
According to him, every leader has a vision hence if it is the vision of President Akufo-Addo to build a national cathedral there is “nothing wrong with that”.
Speaking in an interview on Citi TV’s Face to Face with Godfred Akoto, the Preacher said he is not concerned about issues of the location of the national cathedral but rather it’s significance.
“Every leader has got his vision and what he thinks can help the entire nation, so if for instance, the President of the nation has seen that Ghana has 70% of Christians, and the Cathedral is something that can bring the nation together, there is nothing wrong with that one.
“It depends on what the leaders would like to do. The place or the venue is not my concern but the concept is very good”.
Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah explained that if the President’s vision is to unite Christians in the country, then the concept of the national cathedral is a good one.
Apostle Onyinah bows out after 42 years of service.
Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, the immediate-past Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, on August 26, 2018 officially bowed out of active service after 42 years of successful ministry which saw him become the head of the Church for a period spanning 10 years.
He was succeeded by the former head of the COP in Koforidua Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye as the new Chairman of the Church.
His period saw a tremendous growth and transformation of the Church of Pentecost which now has a national population of over 2.5 million members.
Majority of Ghanaians support National Cathedral project – Hadzide
Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide over the weekend said that majority of Ghanaians supports Government ’s decision to build a national cathedral.
Speaking on Citi FM/Citi TV news analysis programme, The Big Issue on Saturday, Hadzide said those who oppose the cathedral project are in the minority.
“It is my understanding that the National Cathedral was the president’s idea. Our understanding is that it has the support of a majority of Ghanaians but there are a few who disagree and we are ready to listen to these people,” he said.
The government has received backlash over its decision to evict some nine Court of Appeal judges and other residents around the Ridge area in Accra to pave the way for the construction of the National Cathedral.
Although the government says private institutions will fund the project, some Ghanaians say they don’t believe such assurance.
Others have said the facility should be relocated to other parts of the country.