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Using $450m to build a Cathedral 'insane'; even God will be angry with us - Mahama jabs

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John Dramani Mahama

2 months ago
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Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to gather people who support his ideology to build his National Cathedral rather than using state funds.

According to him, state funds allocated for the project should rather be used to revamp Ghana's education sector. 

“The President said that he pledged to God that if he won the election he would build a Cathedral for him. So it is his pledge and if he wants to build it, he must gather people who support that conviction to build that. And we were told that public funds were not going to be used for the Cathedral”, he said.

“But eventually, we found that the Minister of Finance was releasing public taxes. We can’t use public funds including the funds of people of other denominations to build a Cathedral for Christians alone." Mahama said while addressing religious leaders in Wa as part of the “Building Ghana Tour” in the Upper West Region.

Adding that, “So far, 58 million dollars of public funds have been spent just to dig a deep hole and you have to ask yourself is it justified in this day and age when children don’t have desks in schools when children do not have textbooks?.”

“For five years, we have not provided our basic schools with textbooks even though we have come out with a new curriculum because we say there is no money, and you say we should use 450 million dollars to build a Cathedral, even God will be angry with us.”

source: Theannouncergh.com