The National Cathedral of Ghana has launched it’s fundraising at Buipe in the Central Gonja district of the Savannah region in a ceremony held at the Assemblies of God church on Wednesday, 10th November, 2021, to aid the building of a National Cathedral which will be a unifying monument around which to elevate shared conversations on Faith and National transformation.
The Savannah regional Minister, Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril in a welcome address explained that, he was exceedly happy to be in Buipe to grace such a historic occasion that is catching waves in the country and also dear to the president of the Republic.
Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril noted that the promise made by President Akuffo-Addo to build a National Cathedral is not a political expediency but one that will benefit the whole of the country and not only to the Christian community.
The regional minister further added that the National Cathedral is going to be an all time National asset of a great value for the Christian faith and also for the Socio-economic development of the country.
Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril therefore, charged the board of trustees to look beyond making the National Cathedral a place of gathering but also as a Christian tourist site of monuments as seen in other parts of the World that are virtually making a lot revenue for their countries.
In Ghana, faith and nation building has never been in conflict and that whenever the two come together, space is created for development and the improvement in the general well-being of the people in the country.
He continued that, H. E. Akuffo-Addo is not just passionate about the National Cathedral for nothing and that prosperity will judge him for all the benefits the National Cathedral ediface is going to produce for the country and therefore will not be out of place for any well meaning Ghanaian to contribute towards it’s construction as a show of patriotism and for the love of the country.
In a speech on behalf of the board of trustees, Most Rev. Titus K. Awotwi Pratt explained that Christianity and Islam streamed from one person and that was father Abraham and that we may see ourselves in different denominations of churches, different men in the understanding and teaching of the Bible but the truth of the matter is that we are all projecting God’s image.
Most Rev. Titus K. Awotwi Pratt noted the purpose of the fundraising launch was to put out the strategies and ways of means to generate funds towards the completion of the National Cathedral.
He added that the President of the Republic, Akuffo-Addo caught the dream of building the National Cathedral based on three pillars, one of which was a promise he made to God that when given the opportunity to lead his people as President, he will build a National Cathedral to his honor and glory with the reason being that, Ghana as a country since 1957 has not experienced any calamity engulfing the entire country and that the National Cathedral marks a significant moment in Ghana’s history.
As a deeply religious people, the National Cathedral provides a historic opportunity to put God at the center of our nation’s affairs which will serve as a symbol of our eternal and continuing gratitude to him for the favours that God has continued to shower and bestow on the nation.
He urged all well-meaning Ghanaians to contribute to this Worthy course and that all payments will be acknowledged accordingly and receipts issued to all.
Present at the fundraising launch includes, the Savannah Regional Coordinating Director, District Coordinating Directors for west Gonja and Bole, the Municipal chief executive for West Gonja municipal, District chief executive for North Gonja, District Chief Executive for North East Gonja, District Chief Executive for Sawla-Tuna-kalba, District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, the leadership of the local council of churches across the region, the clergy, Reps of Buipewura Jinapor II, and Rev. Ebenezer Saka Ameyaw ( Head of church relations and Executive Assistant at the office of the president who made several cash donations with the Member of Parliament for Damongo Constituency, Hon. Lawyer Samuel Abu Jinapor pledging an amount of Ghc 10,000 towards the construction of the National Cathedral.
Source:padfm.com.gh / KUMATEY GORDEN