Caretaker Finance Minister, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu says President Nana Akufo-Addo-government is focused on constructing a national cathedral despite work stalls on the project.
He said the delays are caused by the implications of the novel coronavirus disease but its construction remains paramount to the government and work will resume soon.
“Mr Speaker, the National Cathedral of Ghana, which will provide an interdenominational sacred space for the nation, remains a national priority. Despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, work is on course to construct the iconic edifice in the heart of the nation’s capital,” Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said while presenting the 2021 budget statement Friday.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Leader of Government Business indicated that the construction of the National Cathedral is already introducing some critical innovations to the country.
According to Mensah-Bonsu, as part of the construction, “over 200 trees on the site of the Cathedral, some of which are nearly 100 years, have been relocated to a temporary site by Department of Parks and Gardens. Some of the trees would be brought back upon completion of the Cathedral, and others replanted elsewhere making edifice environmentally sustainable.”