The National Cathedral is set to be completed and commissioned in 2024, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced.
In his mid-budget review which he presented on Thursday, July 29, 2021, he said work is progressing steadily.
”Mr. Speaker, work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily, and following the program of the contractors, — and with God helping us, — the National Cathedral is expected to be officially commissioned on March 6, 2024.
Upon completion, the National Cathedral would provide a sacred space for formal religious activities of State and symbolise the enormous contribution of faith to Nation Building.”
The cathedral, which would be sited next to the Ghanaian parliament building in the centre of the capital, was proposed by the government in March 2017 as part of the celebration of Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2018 said at the time: “The cathedral will address the missing link in our nation’s architecture by providing a church of national purpose.
“It will be an interdenominational house of worship and prayer, as well as serve as the venue for formal state occasions of a religious nature, such as presidential inaugurations, state funerals, and national thanksgiving services.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal