President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the construction of the National Cathedral is a “priority of priorities” for the country.
According to him, God’s faith has kept the nation running all this while.
President Akufo-Addo said God’s power has motivated his “vision for moving Ghana to a situation beyond aid and putting the country onto the road of self-reliance, sustained progress and prosperity.”
The President thus said this is what has kept him determined to build the National Cathedral as Ghana’s gift to the Christian community worldwide.
The Cathedral, when completed, will be a safe space to organise key National, Regional, and Global Christian activities, President Akufo-Addo also said.
“I am a Christian in politics who is unashamed of asserting my Christian faith as part of my political calling. It is this faith and this belief in God’s power to transform difficult situations into beacons of hope that has animated my vision for moving Ghana to a situation beyond aid and putting the country onto the road of self-reliance and sustained progress and prosperity.”
“This faith is also the motivation for one of the major projects, which I have described as a priority of priorities, that we are undertaking in the country – the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana.
“The National Cathedral and Bible Museum of Africa are, thus, being developed as Ghana’s gifts to the Christian community worldwide. That is a ‘safe space to organise key National, Regional, and Global Christian activities.”
He remarked when he delivered a speech at the inaugural Africa lecture at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, USA, on Thursday, May 5.
President Akufo-Addo has also attributed his electoral victory in 2016 to the doing of God.
He said nothing illustrates more than the popular bible scripture, ‘With God all things are possible’ than his election victory in 2016 and subsequent re-election in 2020.
“My experiences have been a testimony, in my view, of God’s love and the vindication of the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“The story of the struggles to become the President of my country alone shows [the scripture] that says, With man this is impossible; but with God all things are possible”, Akufo-Addo said.