A reknown man of God and founder of Freedom Chapel international Apostle Francis Amoako Atta reiterated to the fact that the controversy surrounding the proposed national cathedral and also declaring his full support for the commencement of the project and urging government to proceed with urgency, barring any delay meant.
“The government is only part of this by providing the land. It’s the church that is going to facilitate the building process that’s it, so I see nothing wrong with that and I’ll support it 100%” he stressed.
The H.E Nana Addo lead administration in collaboration with religious bodies to proposed national religious cathedral edifice by government has become a controversial issue with some experts and critics questioning the need for it as well as the cost implication involved which the taxpayer would suffer due to its construction.
He welcome President Akufo-Addo announced his decision to build it earlier this year and subsequently cut the sod for its construction.
According to him, the decision has been applauded by some Ghanaians while others criticized it, questioning its relevance to the state since Ghana is a secular state as well as the cost implication on the state and taxpayers.
The current government was also criticized for interfering in religious affairs with the project.
As far he is concern the five thousand capacity seater project therefore the cost of the building would not be at the cost of the state but critics and some experts are yet to be convinced.
The plan to relocate judges from their Ridge Roundabout residence in Accra to make way for the construction also brought questions in following a hit in the face with lawsuit.
He noted that the judges have complained about the manner in which they were told to vacate their homes.
The issue of relocating judges caught the attention of some critics who also condemned it instantly.
“Change which will affect a whole nation, you don’t worry about complain” he lamented.
Also revealed some of the buildings which have been earmarked for demolishing to pave way for the cathedral are just sitting right in the middle of a huge.
Government decision to construct a national cathedral is a good idea which every Ghanaian must embrace but not criticized provided it would not get involved in telling people how to worship.
“I believe It’s a good idea if only the government doesn’t get involved in telling people how to worship. You know there is a freedom of worship and he may want to maintain that only if there won’t be no strings attached.
The Lord can use anybody and Christians should be in government but the government shouldn’t control Christians” he stressed.
Apostle Amoako-Atta said the size of a cathedral has nothing to do with none of the benefits which can be surpass the impact on the country image.
Source: www.thepressradio.com/ Ghana/ Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina