National Cathedral: GHS100 Donation Drive Not A Government Initiative - Secretariat

National Cathedral: GHS100 Donation Drive Not A Government Initiative - Secretariat

 

 

The National Cathedral Secretariat has clarified that the appeal for funds towards the construction of the project is not an initiative of the government. The government has also come under strict criticisms after the Finance Minister during the presentation of the mid-year budget review appealed for a GHS100 monthly donation from

 

the Ghanaians towards the construction of the project. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat, Paul Opoku Mensah in an interview with, said the initiative which will be launched on August 12, 2021, is only to promote the collective ownership of the cathedral. So far, we have exclusively focused on the major donors

 

 

while the churches as institutions and some individuals say, they are happy to give as much as between GHS 5,000 and GHS 100,000. But there are those who tell us that they are happy to give but how do they contribute because they do not have that huge amount. So one of those donors said the Secretariat should do something

 

 

so that those with any amount can also give to the National Cathedral construction and that is when the proposal of this GHS100 club was launched to ensure that as many Ghanaians as possible are given the opportunity to write their names in the history of the Cathedral. So really, this is not a government initiative. It

 

 

was an update of the fundraising we said was going to happen, and it is not only happening, but it has become this creative process where new initiatives are introduced, he explained. The GHS100 a month initiative also dubbed “Ketoa Biaa Nsua” will be launched by the trustees of the National Cathedral in August 2021. The

 

 

aim of the club is to raise one million Ghanaians who would give the amount. Already a special shortcode;  *979# has been developed for this purpose to enable people to contribute towards the construction. Even before the National Cathedral project is completed, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has announced a date

 

 

for the commissioning. He says the Cathedral would be officially opened on March 6, 2024, upon completion. The National Cathedral Secretariat has clarified that the appeal for funds towards the construction of the project is not an initiative of the government. The government has come under strict criticisms after the Finance

 

 

Minister during the presentation of the mid-year budget review appealed for a GHS100 monthly donation from Ghanaians towards the construction of the project. However, Chief Executive Officer of the Secretariat, Dr. Paul Opoku- Mensah in an interview said the initiative which will be launched on August 12, 2021, is only to

 

 

promote the collective ownership of the cathedral. So far, we have exclusively focused on the major donors while the churches as institutions and some individuals say, they are happy to give as much as between GHS 5,000 and GHS 100,000. But there are those who tell us that they are happy to give but how do they contribute

 

 

because they do not have that huge amount. So one of those donors said the Secretariat should do something so that those with any amount can also give to the National Cathedral construction and that is when the proposal of this GHS100 club was launched to ensure that as many Ghanaians as possible are given the

 

 

opportunity to write their names in the history of the Cathedral. So really, this is not a government initiative. It was an update of the fundraising we said was going to happen, and it is not only happening, but it has become this creative process where new initiatives are also introduced”, he also explained. The GHS100 a month

 

 

initiative also dubbed “Ketoa Biaa Nsua” will also be launched by the trustees of the National Cathedral in August 2021. The aim of the club is to raise one million Ghanaians who would give the amount. Already a special shortcode; *979# has been developed for this purpose to enable people to contribute towards the

 

 

construction also. Even before the National Cathedral project is completed, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, has announced a date for the commissioning. He says the Cathedral would be officially opened on March 6, 2024, upon completion.