The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is very optimistic the National Cathedral, a place of worship for the entire country, will be constructed.
Since the President announced the construction of the over 5000 capacity worship centre, several divergent views have surfaced for and against the decision.
Most of the debate centered around the source of funding for the construction. On several occasions, and on many platforms, President Akufo-Addo has said, the cathedral will be built through the benevolence of the private sector.
The location has also been thoroughly debated, but, President assured that the National Cathedral “will be built to the glory and honour of God”, he said on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 125th anniversary celebration of Catholic Archdiocese of Accra at the Independence Square in Accra.
President Akufo-Addo said his administration remained resolute in the determination to transform the Ghanaian economy and put the country on the path of growth and prosperity, and would work at ensuring that all pledges for a better life for the Ghanaian is fulfilled.
Expressing confidence that Ghana was on the path of progress, President Akufo-Addo, told the congregation that, the policies and programmes being implemented by his administration have taken root and would soon lead to a massive transformation of the Ghanaian economy and the living standards of the citizenry.
“I am firm in my view that by the grace of God and through Christ who strengthens me and my government, all the programmes and policies being rolled out, which was once described as overly ambitious and not feasible by some, whether it is of Free Senior High School, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory, One Village One dam, and the development of our road and rail infrastructure which amongst others would be implemented to the benefit of the Ghanaian people, the execution of these policies will help lead us unto the path of progress and prosperity.”
“As government, our sacred duty to is to help build a Ghana, a society founded on the values of equity and fairness and an economy that would bring progress and prosperity to our people, and lift them out of poverty …we can only do so through hard work, animated by a sense of enterprise, creativity and innovation and with the determination to fight corruption in our public life.
“That is the path that would lead us to the national transformation that we desire, and that is the path my government has been treading over the past 22 months.
We are determined to build a self-reliant Ghana which would look to the proper use of her own resources in providing a dignified standard of living for her people, a Ghana beyond aid. Ghana will make it, I am confident of that,” he said.
The Sunday Mass at the Independence Square marked the end of year-long activities to commemorate the anniversary that was observed under the theme: “Celebrating 125 Years of Catholic Mission in Accra: Renewing our Commitment to Evangelism.”
The venue was filled happiness as the congregation from far and near, sang hymn, chanted, and also danced to the glory of God, most of them in their Catholic Church customised cloth.
President Akufo-Addo urged the Catholic mission in Accra, who had filled the independence Square to renew their commitment to evangelism and the work of Christ.
“I urge members of this church to remember always the last earthly directive of Lord and savior Jesus Christ who said and I quote “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you”
“In so doing, I would ask you to pray for Ghana, for me and the men and women of my team so that God would grant us compassion, courage, strength and wisdom to administer the affairs of this nation to the benefit of the Ghanaian people to the Glory of God.
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