SU Unveils $40M Office Complex and Court Support For National Cathedral
The Scripture Union (SU), Ghana has commissioned a $40 million ultra-modern office complex in Accra with a call for support for the proposed construction of the national cathedral by the government.
In the view of Morgan Fianko Asiedu, Esq. Chairman of the SU Board, it is high time the citizens gave their full support for the construction of the national edifice as proposed by the government.
He was emphatic that although God does not dwell in bricks and mortar or even in glass houses, the facility was important for the country.
Mr. Fianku made the disclosure at the commissioning of the new office complex for the SU in Accra yesterday.
His comments come at a time when the country appear divided on whether or not the proposed construction of the National Cathedral was crucial for the country in view of the myriad of challenges begging for attention.
The government wants the building constructed to mark Ghana’s 60th anniversary, explaining that it is to be used for formal state occasions of a religious nature, such as presidential inaugurations, state funerals, and national thanksgiving services.
The Cathedral will sit around a 14-acre garden and will have chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery, a Bible Museum and Documentation Centre.
In a keynote address The Reverend Gottfried Osei-Mensah, the first Secretary of the SU Council speaking with particular reference to Psalm 30 said the Union is grateful to God for how far He has bought the SU.
He stated that David in the said quotation encountered a lot of challenges because he turned his eyes away from God when God blessed him.
The Senior Clergyman was emphatic that the Union ought to keep its eyes on the Lord who had blessed it with the building in view of its humble beginnings.
“Don’t keep your eyes away from the lord who has blessed us with this…” Rev. Osei-Mensah noted.
Kwame Adu, General-Director of SU, Ghana was grateful to the past and present executives for the Union whose diverse contribution culminated in the realization of the project.
He urged all to relocate their businesses to the facility insisting that there are enough spaces up for rent in the facility christened the “SU Tower”.
A representative of Eris Property Group, contractors of the SU Tower said official business in the building begins on December 1 this year.
He said the project was a standard of great development and that the facility was built on time and under budget.
On February 10, 2017, the old SU Structure which stood the same place for years was demolished paving the way for the commencement of the SU structure.
The SU Tower was built by Momentum African Real Estate Fund in conjunction with Eris Property Group.
SU are tenants in the facility for 25 years until the contractors recover their cost before it reverts to the SU.
The event brought together several members of the clergy, politicians, academia, business giants among others.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson