President Akufo-Addo to launch National Cathedral Week in July
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will launch the National Cathedral Week in July, this 12 months, designated to debate points regarding the completion and operationalization of the National Cathedral and the way the church buildings can help by way of particular offertory.
Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral, stated the secretariate was making an attempt to find the Cathedral Week throughout the Republic Day celebration, from July 1-10.
“This year what we are trying to do is, to begin with an exhibition on the National Cathedral. A lot of work has been done in terms of its look and almost 20 per cent of the project has been completed. There is a bible museum, chapel, baptistery, a music school and an art gallery…,” he stated.
The President will launch the exhibition in July and that would be the begin of the National Cathedral Week,” he stated.
Dr Opoku-Mensah stated this in Accra on Thursday when the Triumphant Baptist Church in Kumasi donated GHC100,000.00 in the direction of the development of the Cathedral.
The Ghana Baptist Convention Secretariat additionally offered GHC20, 000.00 to the secretariat following a request to church buildings to boost funds to help the profitable completion of the challenge.
Dr Opoku-Mensah talked about a praying competition by church buildings, exhibitions, roadshows on the National Cathedral throughout the nation and church companies to boost funds for the challenge.
He additionally talked about a collection of fundraising actions among the many non-public sector, worldwide fundraising for Ghanian church buildings within the diaspora and amongst donor teams exterior the nation.
The Reverend Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi, the Executive President, Ghana Baptist Convention, stated it was the pleasure of the Church and Secretariat to help a noble course that will symbolise the Christian neighborhood and add variety to the nation.
Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, National Cathedral, expressed appreciation to the Church for the donation.
Deacon Anthony Adu-Nketia, the Chairman of the Body of Deacons, Triumphant Baptist Church, stated the contribution was the Church’s widow’s mite in the direction of the operationalization of the Cathedral.
The National Cathedral, an interdenominational Christian Cathedral being inbuilt Accra, is estimated to value over $25 million and would have a 5,000-seater auditorium, chapels, baptistery, a music college, artwork gallery, and a biblical museum.
It is predicted to be opened to the general public on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, in achievement of a pledge by President Akufo-Addo to God earlier than profitable the 2016 elections.
The architect for the challenge is British-Ghanaian Architect, Mr David Adjaye, who additionally designed the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.