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National Cathedral project to open on Ghana’s Independence Day March 6, 2024, Ken Ofori-Atta announces

July 21, 2021
National Cathedral project to open on Ghana's Independence Day March 6, 2024, Ken Ofori-Atta announces

Ghana's Finance Minister, , has disclosed that the ongoing project is set to be opened to the general public on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. The symbolic date marks the country's 67th Independence Day, and it will serve as the official commissioning day for the interdenominational sacred space.

During the Mid-year Budget Review on Thursday, the Finance Minister reiterated the government's unwavering commitment to prioritizing the National Cathedral project. He emphasized the rapid progress of the construction, stating, “Work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily.” The completion of the project is expected to provide a sacred space for formal religious activities of the State, symbolizing the substantial contribution of faith to nation-building.

Mr. Ofori-Atta also highlighted the collaborative efforts between the government and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in human resource development. Over 46,000 individuals have received training in various disciplines, including , catering, cosmetology, electronics, and soft business and managerial skills. The Finance Minister expressed gratitude to FBO partners for their role in sensitizing communities and ensuring adherence to safety protocols such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene.

The National Cathedral project, estimated to cost over $100 million, has seen the demolition of structures on the proposed site at Ridge in . Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye has been selected to design the 5,000-seater auditorium Cathedral. The initiative, fulfilling a pledge made by President before winning the 2016 elections, aims to contribute to the country's growth by bringing new skills, technology, and jobs. Additionally, it is expected to serve as a national park for Ghanaians and attract regional and international tourists as a beacon of cultural significance.

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