The National Chief Imam, Dr Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, today, Thursday, August 26, 2021 contributed GHs 50,000 to help in the construction of the National Cathedral.
The Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project led by Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah paid the a courtesy call on the Chief Imam.
So far an amount of Fifty Million dollars has been generated so far for the National Cathedral project, Rev Ameyaw Ebenezer Saka, Head of the Church Relations with the National Cathedral project, revealed.
The target is to raise One Hundred Million Dollars.
The National Cathedral Secretariat has reiterated that the mobilisation of funds towards the construction of the National Cathedral, is not part of government’s programme.
The Secretariat says the facility is only supported by government as it spearheads its own fundraising activities under the leadership of the Board of Trustees.
Government says the National Cathedral is expected to be officially opened on March 6, 2024.
National Cathedral of Ghana
The construction of the National Cathedral represents a significant moment in our country’s history.
As a deeply religious nation, the Cathedral provides a historic opportunity to put God at the centre of our nation’s affairs, and serves as a symbol of our eternal and continuing gratitude to Him for the blessings He continues to shower and bestow on our nation.
Conceptually, the National Cathedral represents a vision of a society which is, firstly, dependent on God, and whose aspirations are captured by the opening words of our National Anthem: God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong!
The National Cathedral gives practical expression to this vision of a society mediated by the Almighty, and represents a sacred space for the nation. The Cathedral, thus, addresses a missing link in our national architecture, i.e. church for national purposes. It will be an interdenominational house of worship and prayer, and will serve as the venue for formal state occasions of a religious nature, such as the inauguration of Presidents, state funerals, national thanksgiving services, amongst others.
The National Cathedral will be a unifying monument around which to elevate shared conversations on faith and on national transformation. It will also serve as a rallying platform to promote deep national conversations on how, collectively, we can build the progressive and prosperous Ghana we desire.
May the Almighty strengthen and enable us to arise and build to His Glory, and to the edification of our nation and all our people.