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The former Central Regional Chairman for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Bernard Allottey Jacobs has stated that it is important for Ghanaians to respect president Nana Akufo-Addo’s national cathedral construction.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show, Mr. Allottey Jacobs said he believes the decision of the president to build the cathedral was a promise the president made to God.
“I have been silent on this issue for too long but Iam inclined to believe the president went on a wailing war in 2012 and told Godif he wins the election, he will build a cathedral for Him just like Solomon.”
According to him, it is important not for Ghanaians to criticize or be political about this issue even though the country needs to address more pressing issues than building a cathedral.
“Things about God are very sacred and must betreated as such. If we are talking too much about this, does it mean when KingSolomon was building the temple for God there was no difficulty, hardship orfamine in his kingdom?”
He however explained he will support the crusadeagainst the building of the national cathedral if he is provided with a satisfactory answer on the economic situation of the people during the timeKing Solomon built a temple for God.
President Nana Akufo-Addo cut sod for the construction of the national cathedral on March 6, 2017, as part of events that marked Ghana’s 60th-anniversary celebration.
The government is to provide 14-acres of public land for the project. Although reception towards the cathedral from Ghanaians has been mixed, it has been well received by various leaders in the Christian community.
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