The National Cathedral Secretariat has refuted allegations that corruption and criminal activity are involved in the project’s construction.
Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, claims that the cathedral project has no indication of corruption or illegal activity.
The government, according to some, has not been honest in identifying the monies allotted for the facility’s development, which has drawn harsh criticism from the public about the cathedral’s construction.
Dr. Opoku-Mensah stressed to the media that Parliament has been informed of all costs associated with the cathedral’s development.
“The idea that a project of this nature would not want to be accountable, I cannot understand it, I cannot fathom it. This audit notwithstanding, I want to state categorically that there’s no criminality. We have implemented the project with integrity, including accounting for all the funds from the state to the National Cathedral Project.”
“We have repeated this, and we will repeat it again; there’s no criminality in the National Cathedral Project. We have accounted for every penny that we have been given by the state and donors. This accounting is submitted to Parliament; sometimes it’s being misused, but we have submitted everything to Parliament.”
Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah further emphasized that the National Cathedral project is still on in spite of a little construction setback.
He said that attempts are being made to obtain historical objects for the cathedral’s grounds and museum.
“There have been issues that the project has been suspended, but it hasn’t. Construction has stalled, but the National Cathedral is almost an institution; it’s going to be one of the largest institutions, so the work continues on a daily basis. In addition to funding, we are already engaging with those who can provide us with artifacts. Because if you want to turn it into a world-class site, you need historical artifacts,” the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat assured.
On October 12, the Board of Trustees supervising the building of the National Cathedral in Ghana was resigned by Rev. Eastwood Anaba, President of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries, and General Overseer of the United Denominations of Action Chapel Churches Worldwide, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.