The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has clarified that its silence and seeming indifference towards the construction of the National Cathedral by the Akufo-Addo government is as a result of the lack of information they have about the project almost 2 years after the idea was mooted, ABC News Ghana can report.
In an exclusive interview ABC News Ghana conducted with the President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Most Reverend Philip Naameh intimated that the body has written to the Committee overseeing the construction of the National Cathedral to be briefed and clarify some issues they have identified to influence their stance on the matter but this is yet to yield any substantial result.
His submissions follows a barrage of criticisms that the Bishops’ Conference has been subjected to by a section of Ghanaians because of their loud silence and reluctance to speak publicly about the decision by the Akufo-Addo led government to put up the structure.
But Most Revered Naameh explained, “We are standing aside, I have written as president of the conference to this committee set up to promote this National Cathedral to send us the statutes. Thus, what the cathedral is going to do, who is going to be in charge. We will like to get the statues of the National Cathedral before we can offer the Ghanaian society our opinion”
In March 2017, Apostle Opoku Onyinah, Rev. Joyce Agree, Moderator, Presbyterian Church, Cephas Amenyo, Right. Rev. Offei Akrofi, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, Rev. Eastwood Anaba, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, Pastor Mensa Otabil, Rev Dr. Frimpong Manso and former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, Professor. Emmanuel Martey were appointed unto the board to manage the project.