General News of Tue, 16 Oct 201842
Majority of Ghanaians against National Cathedral – Poll
Majority of Ghanaians are against the construction of the national Cathedral in Accra, a new poll has revealed.
64.31 percent of respondents are strongly opposed to the construction of the cathedral across all demographics, an apparent departure from the President’s assertion that a Christian majority in the country was an indication of support for the idea.
The poll conducted by iPoll Ghana also revealed that opposition was strongest among the young and the highly educated, which suggests a broader demographic shift in how religion is perceived and experienced.
1072 respondents completed the questionnaire with respondents coming from across the entire country.
72.59 percent of the views sampled also support government’s flagship programme, the Free SHS. Only 27.41 percent of Ghanaians are against the policy that was introduced in September 2017.
However, majority of respondents (59.80%) were against the government’s double track approach. The double track approach was introduced by the government to cater for the huge numbers of free SHS beneficiaries.
Whereas there was majority rejection of double track system, Brong Ahafo respondents were, however, in favour of double track system whereas respondents from Western and Eastern regions were split.
Majority of Ghanaians are also against the barter trade between Ghana and China. 68.26 percent are against the idea of government using our natural resources in a barter arrangement with China, reflecting increasing concerns about the motivations behind China’s Africa policy and Ghana’s own debt vulnerabilities.