‘Claims that gov’t has spent Ghc200 on national cathedral false’- Minister
Despite concerns raised by a section of the Ghanaian public over the decision by the government to allocate some amount of money towards the construction of the National Cathedral, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says the amount was only a small portion of the annual budget.
Speaking on the state broadcaster, GTV on Sunday, Mr Ofori-Atta described the project as a righteous project.
He opined that the project is one that would lead to national transformation and spirituality.
Reacting to claims that the government has spent Ghc200 million on the project he said But clarifying matters, the Finance Minister said “Government has spent about GH¢ 30 billion in terms of our expenditure, I think this year, we’ve spent at least GH¢ 25 million on the National Cathedral, which is one-thousandth [of the budget].”
He said the Akufo-Addo government is not focused on just the economic benefits of the project but is committed to building “a righteous state in which the Lord promises.”