Pix: Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, former Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese, Kumasi
THE KUMASI Council of Christian Churches which comprises churches and parachurch organizations in the Ashanti region has thrown their weight behind the construction of the National Cathedral and has therefore resolved to do everything it would take to complete the project.
They maintained that “as leaders of the churches in Kumasi, we strongly affirm our commitment to the National Cathedral Project and believe in the vision of the National Cathedral, its purpose for the nation and also believe in its spiritual and economic benefits and are committed to ensuring that it is completed to the glory of God”.
Most Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the former Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese in Kumasi, at a press conference organized by the Council yesterday to brief journalists on the position of the Council of churches in the region on the National Cathedral Project at the Power Chapel Worldwide headquarters in Kumasi yesterday, lamented that the irony of the saga is that “the Muslims are supporting it and it is rather people who call themselves Christians who are in the forefront kicking against it”.
Archbishop Yinkah Sarfo said the National Cathedral which would also house a Bible Museum and Biblical Gardens, will not only be a blessing to Christians in Ghana but also to others in the entire world, emphasizing that it “has the potential of drawing the world to Ghana to experience God and spirituality”.
He said he was gratified by the assurance and insistence of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, that there is nothing fishy about the monetary affairs, and that they cannot betray the trust the nation through the President reposed in them.
The National Cathedral Project, he said, celebrates the Christian presence and contributions in the country and therefore the support of the church in Ghana is critical to its legitimacy and success and stressed that the project has got to a critical stage where Christians in the country need to come on board.
The Kumasi Council of Christian Churches, according to him, believes the fundraising strategies outlined by the Trustees, including mass mobilization, church mobilization, private sector strategy and international fundraising, provide an adequate framework to mobilize enough resources for the project.
Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the CEO of the National Cathedral Project disclosed that the Board has realized a total of GH¢32 million from donations so far which is below expectations and appealed to Christians and corporate Ghana to donate and support the project.
The Member Secretary to the Cathedral Board of Trustees, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, denied rumors that members of the Board of Trustees are resigning. “There is not a single Board Member that has resigned. No Cathedral Board member has resigned and will resign. The only member that has resigned was about three years ago on personal
By Kow Richardson