The opposition National Democratic Congress has accused President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for hiding behind the supposed National Cathedral to engage in money laundering.
The NDC says it does not go against the construction of the National Cathedral but insisted that, it is against some orders being undertaken by the Akufo-Addo led administration.
According to Eastern Regional Communications director of the NDC, Mr. Dallas whiles speaking to Kwame Koranteng on Republic FM, successive governments have supported faith – based organizations in the time past hence, the NDC will never stand against such ideology.
“NDC is not against the national cathedral. Governments pat have supported faith-based organizations with state’s money but we are only against one or two things that we deemed it unfortunate. We don’t build Cathedral on the altar of lies for God.
President Akufo-Addo and the NPP made us understand that the national cathedral was a personal pledge to God and how come he is forcing the National Cathedral on our throat as if it’s a national pledge because if UT was a national pledge then there must have been a consultation on it”.
He further Accused President Akufo-Addo for lying to the state on the basis that the state will not pump money into the project but rather, will only provide a land and Gh¢10million new cedis and for all we know the state has pumped Gh¢200million cedis into the project and secretly inducted the Architecture Mr. David Adjaye who was not a member of the Ghana Institute of Architectures and was paid Gh32million cedis until he was recently inducted into the association two months ago.
He said, the President is engaging with another foreign based company called RIBADE and in the laws of the country, such negotiations must go through parliamentary approval.
However, he accused President and the NPP for using the Gh32million it paid David Adjaye for their campaign.
“The Gh32million cedis they paid David Adjaye, from where I sit, they used that money for their campaign. The money did not get to David Adjaye. They are using the national cathedral for money laundering, they using it to steal money because until we intercepted a document of the finance ministry releasing Gh200 million for the Cathedral, we did not know how much we had paid for the Cathedral but if you look at where we have paid Gh200 million and the kind of project so far on the ground, the money does not correspond with what is on the ground”, he said.
Meanwhile, he urged that the Cathedral be hold on considering the economic crisis the country is facing under President Akufo-Addo.