Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah, the chairman of the National Cathedral of Ghana’s (NCG) board of trustees, has stated that the charges of corruption regarding the Cathedral project are untrue.
The Cathedral project is proceeding normally, despite what has been stated in the media, according to Prof. Opoku Onyinah, according to citinewsroom.com.
Although there is “nothing fishy about the monetary affairs,” he claimed that the claims against the project are “extremely serious.”
“We cannot betray the faith the nation has placed in us through the president,” he continued.
By adding that “the church must mobilize itself to acquire finances to build the project,” he further implied that the Church was in charge of building the Cathedral.
Prof. Opoku Onyinah also urged that procedural matters be dealt with at their appropriate levels.
Rev. Kusi Boateng, the secretary of the board of trustees, added that the government was in charge of paying for the Cathedral’s architectural construction.
He continued by saying that the public will soon receive all the facts about the project from the Secretary for the Cathedral.
“… it was obvious that Adjaye and Associates would be taken care of by the government.
There is no secrecy surrounding this endeavor, he stated, and everything that must be published or said will be done so when the time is right.
The National Cathedral of Ghana Secretariat has revealed that donations totaling more than GH32 million have been made in support of the Cathedral project.
The Secretariat claims that it got more than GH2.6 million in 2018, GH3.8 million in 2019, GH13.8 million in 2020, GH7.7 million in 2021, and GH3.6 million thus far in 2022.
It stated that a significant portion of the donation came from private individuals and organizations and added that the Ghanaian Church gave more than GH2 million.
The Church of Pentecost, Action Chapel International, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and the Southern Ghana Union SDA are the top donors, providing GH 700,000, 200,000, 200,000, and 200,000 respectively, according to a document made public by the NEC Secretariat.
The release also stated that Ghana would have a National Cathedral Week Celebration from July 4 to July 10, 2022.
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