Rev. Victor Kusi – Boateng, Secretary, Board of Trustees, National Cathedral addressing the media
The Board of Trustees, National Cathedral of Ghana and Kumasi Council of Churches have announced to launch the National Cathedral and raise funds of about 20 million U.S. Dollars [GHC100m] on Thursday January, 30 2020 in Kumasi.
The event will come off at the Church of Pentecost- A.T. Nartey Temple, Bantama, Kumasi from 5 PM prompt to 9 PM. Rev. Victor Kusi – Boateng, Secretary, Board of Trustees, National Cathedral disclosed this to the media at the presser for the “Kumasi National Launch and Fundraising Campaign” in Kumasi.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo after he was sworn in pledged to the Lord and Ghanaians to build a National Cathedral as form of gratitude to God.
Sod was cut on March 6, 2017 in Accra to commence the construction of the National temple designed by a Ghanaian- British Architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE.
By the leadership of the President and the Board of Trustees, the first Fundraising was launched in Accra, where an amount of 13 million U.S. Dollars was accumulated. Another Fund raising was launched also in Washington D.C, USA.
However, coming up on Thursday, the Board of Trustees expect the people of Kumasi to contribute immensely in support of the establishment of the National Cathedral.
The board expects not less than 20 million U.S. Dollars [GHC100m] coming from the various, churches, institutions and stakeholders in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
The National Cathedral
The National Cathedral according to the Board of Trustees is an iconic landmark that addresses a missing link in the national architecture by providing a great church for national purposes where Ghanaians of all denominations gather for worship, reflect, celebrate and mourn.
The construction of the cathedral will begin by latest April this year and is expected to be completed in 2024, should NPP remains in power.
The temple according to the Board of Trustees can accommodate about 20,000 people at a go.
“The architectural design and features of the cathedral will make it stand out and unique among all other cathedrals in Africa”, the statement of Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng.
The World Bible Museum would be created in the cathedral and that alone will generate a revenue of 10 million US dollars every year.
A park would be created to plant all sorts of indigenous Israelis fruits and vegetables on the landmark the cathedral. A music school, bookshops and modern libraries, and Restaurant to sell all sort of Israelis dishes.
The National Cathedral will cost the nation not less than 100 million U.S. Dollars.
By: Joe Marfo