General News of Sunday, 6 January 2019
The homosexual community has not made any donation or contribution to the construction of the National Cathedral, Executive Director of the Secretariat overseeing the building of the edifice, Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah, has said in a statement.
In a rejoinder to a story circulating on social media titled: ‘Good News: Gay Community to finance Ghana’s National Cathedral’, the Secretariat described as untrue, a claim by the publication that: “The Gay community in Ghana, through their counterparts UK LGBT Association, has donated $25 million to support the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana”.
The Secretariat “unequivocally” stated that: “This news item is false”.
“The Secretariat of the National Cathedral has NOT received any such donation from the so-called ‘Gay Community in Ghana’”, it added, stressing: “This news item, which does not provide the date nor the recipient of the said donation, is a concoction of the fictitious author”.
It continued: “In launching the fundraising campaign for the National Cathedral, the president called for a ‘coalition of the willing’ that will arise and build the cathedral to the glory of God.
“This coalition does NOT have room for interest groups, and individuals whose motivation to give to the cathedral will be to draw attention to themselves and their issues.
“Rather, the coalition will be united only in their support of the president’s vision of the National Cathedral as a national gesture of thanksgiving, and a sacred national infrastructure.
“We urge the general public to disregard this false publication, and treat it with the contempt it deserves”.