The Akufo-Addo government is facing a significant financial challenge as it requires a staggering $120 million to complete the National Cathedral project, which is considered one of its flagship initiatives.
Construction work on the National Cathedral has come to a halt for several months, with workers being asked to leave the site.
According to Professor Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Secretariat, the main reason for the suspension of the project is the lack of funds.
In an exclusive interview on Adom FM’s morning show, he explained that they have temporarily halted the project to gather sufficient resources to resume work. The workers have been sent home until there is enough money available to continue construction.
Professor Opoku-Mensah further revealed that the project requires the importation of pre-engineered steel and other materials, which currently cannot be financed due to the lack of funds.
However, once the required $120 million is secured, the National Cathedral is expected to be completed and ready for commissioning in 2024.
He emphasized the historical significance of the Cathedral project in terms of consolidating Christianity and its potential economic value for the country.
Therefore, he emphasized the importance of pursuing the project vigorously, considering its broader impact and significance.