President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has challenged the newly constituted Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project to work expeditiously in constructing an edifice of national significance.
The President yesterday inaugurated a 13-member board, which has Rt. Rev. Asante Antwi, former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, as chairman.
The National Cathedral Project, one of the legacy projects of the Ghana, 60 Years On anniversary celebrations, is expected to provide a place for interdenominational worship and other state activities with a religious touch.
The President further tasked that board to focus on an edifice that would serve a national purpose and be of national significance.
According to the President, a major significance of it is that it will also stand as a church where formal state occasions of a religious nature will take place, such as inauguration of presidents, state funerals and state burials.
“These kinds of activities which require a certain solemnity and formality to them will be the purpose and the service the cathedral will give”, he emphasised.
The board will also be responsible for raising funds for the construction of the edifice and see to the management of the facility when completed.
Board Chairman, Rt. Rev Asante Antwi pledged his team’s commitment to ensure a timely completion of the project.
The chairman will be assisted by Charles Palmer-Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, with Prophet Kusi Boateng as secretary to the board.
The rest of the members are Apostle Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost; Rev Joyce Agree, Executive Director of the Salt and Light Ministry; Presbyterian Moderator, Cephas Amenyo; Rt. Rev Offei Akrofi; Archbishop Nicholas Duncun Williams, General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries; Rev Eastwood Anaba, Fountain Gate Chapel; Bishop Dag Heward Mills, Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International; Pastor Mensa Otabil, Senior Pastor of International Central Gospel Church; Rev Dr Frimpong Manso, leader of the Assemblies of God Church; and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Prof Emmanuel Martey.