General News of Thursday, 5 August 2021
Charles Owusu has replied to critics opposing the construction of the National Cathedral, particularly regarding contributions of GHC100 monthly by Ghanaians to the project.
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, delivering this year’s mid-year Budget review at Parliament, revealed an initiative dubbed “100-cedis-a-month club” will be launched on August 12 to enable Ghanaians to contribute towards the construction of the National Cathedral.
“An initiative – the 100-Cedis-a-Month Club, also dubbed “Ketewa biara nsua” – would be launched by the Trustees of the National Cathedral on August 12 2021, to give as many Ghanaians as possible the opportunity to be part of the history to build the National Cathedral,” he said.
The Minister noted Ghanaians could support the noble cause by dialling the shortcode *979#.
But social media users and a section of the Ghanaian populace, including celebrities, have kicked against the initiative.
They argue the government should rather look at raising revenue to improve the health and education sectors and provide good roads and social amenities to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians.
Replying to opponents, Charles Owusu emphatically says whether they like it or not, “as for the National Cathedral; it will be built in this country…we will build it… If you like blindfold yourself when walking past the National Cathedral, but it will be built. I’m telling you; we will build it in this country”.
Mr Owusu applauded President Nana Akufo-Addo for not backing down on his promise to establish the Cathedral.
“May you live long. I believe God brought you for a lot of reasons, but the main thing why God brought you to this earth is to rule this nation and build God’s church. The scripture will be fulfilled,” he stated.