Ghanaian dancehall artist Samini, real name Emmanuel Andrews Sammini, thinks that the construction of the National Cathedral is not a top priority.
No matter what happens or the critiques, according to President Nana Akufo-Addo, he would be unwavering in his resolve to see that the National Cathedral is built in the final two years of his presidency.
The President stated that he will not be discouraged by the doubters and that he will do all in his ability to assure the project’s completion on Tuesday, January 10, at a prayer session at the Jubilee House.
“I am determined, come what may, I have two more years, that whatever the case, the National Cathedral will be at a very advanced stage before I leave office. I think it is important that we do it.
“All the reasons that I’ve given and continue to give, there will still be critics and naysayers. I think we have to take it as they are all part of life. But it should not be a sign of discouragement to us to be able to go forward,” he added.
Samini, an enthusiastic supporter of the President and a supporter of the ruling NPP, stated that it is a misguided priority when speaking in an interview on Accra-based TV3.
His claim is that other economic sectors are having difficulties and will require financial assistance to improve.
“I will say it is a misplaced priority. I won’t say the money should be injected into the arts but there are other sectors that are struggling. For example, in the health sector, there is security, a rural water problem, and agriculture. I will not put money into a place for people to go and pray,” he said.