Construction of National Cathedral to commence in March 2020

The construction of the much-criticized National Cathedral is expected to commence in March 2020, the Finance Minister has announced.

According to him, procurement processes to select a contractor for the project is expected to conclude by the end of 2019.

Ken Ofori-Atta says that ‘with the participation of various churches in the administration of the Cathedral, collective ownership of the project by the churches is envisioned.

He also explained that the construction of the interdenominational National Cathedral was aimed at ‘unifying the Christian community as a place of worship and promote the national conversation on the role of faith in building Ghana.’

The Finance Minister made this known at the presentation of the 2020 Budget.

About the National Cathedral

The President cut the sod for the construction of a National Christian Cathedral for the country during the 60th year of the country’s independence on March 6, 2017.

The Cathedral will house impressive chapels and baptistery, a 5000-seat auditorium, expandable to 15,000 people for national events and celebrations.

It will, among others, have a grand central hall, a music school, and will house Africa’s first-ever Bible museum and documentation centre.



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