Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned Ghanaian International Evangelist, has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for commencing the building of a national cathedral to serve as the platform for interdenominational worship.
The cathedral, which will be constructed on the premises of the Scholarship Secretariat near the State House, would serve as a venue for formal occasions of State and other national events, as well as interdenominational worship.
Dr Tetteh, also the President and Founder of the UK-based Worldwide Miracle Outreach, described the project as a novelty, which would unite Christians in the country and offer a good ground for fellowship and for the propagation of the gospel.
“The location of the project is good and conducive and will serve as grounds for strengthening Christian leadership, charity and outreach missions,” he said.
He said the high calibre of members of the clergy, cutting across the Orthodox, Charismatic and Pentecostals who attended the sod cutting ceremony showed how significant the project was to the Christian community at large.
“I thank the President for offering Christians in Ghana the opportunity to unite and help in the efforts to build the nation and not forgetting his Christian heritage.”
Dr Tetteh said this was highly spiritual and scriptural hence the need for all Christian leaders in the country to massively support the laudable gesture.
He noted that most countries had National Cathedrals and as one of the most travelled Ghanaian clergy, getting this edifice in the country was long overdue.
President Akufo-Addo said: “This is a gesture of thanksgiving to the Almighty for the blessings He has showered and continues to shower on our nation.”
He said the State had bequeathed the land for the project but the funding for it would be provided by the religious community.
He expressed the hope that unlike that of other countries where it took decades to put up such edifices, the project would be completed expediently.
The President said the project had the support of the leading figures of the Christian faith, adding: “This will be a house of prayer for all people.”
Most Reverend Dr Samuel Asante Antwi, former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, in his remarks before the sod-cutting by the President, requested the Chief of Staff to provide an office for the 11 eminent clergy who would be forming the Board of Trustees for the project.