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National Cathedral project still on course – NPP

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The Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah, has reiterated the government’s dedication to the construction of the national cathedral, dismissing claims that the project is misguided.

Mr Ahiagbah emphasized that the project is currently underway.

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This affirmation comes in response to a symbolic commissioning of the incomplete National Cathedral by some Minority Members of Parliament, including North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

The act aimed to underscore their perception of the government’s failure to complete the project.

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Despite facing initial restrictions from security personnel to access the construction site, the Minority MPs negotiated to stand at the entrance, where they planned to hold a press conference expressing dissatisfaction with the ongoing project and its associated costs.

In an interview with Selorm Adonoo on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Ahiagbah emphasized the importance of not undermining the project and stated that the key challenge is securing more resources to complete it.

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He stressed that the project is a work in progress and defended the commitment to building the national cathedral as a noble endeavor.

Ahiagbah concluded by advocating for increased revenue and resources to fulfill various national projects, emphasizing the importance of not underestimating one project’s significance over another.

“I think that the cathedral project is a work in progress. I think that for any project of that magnitude to begin you dig a foundation and you build it out. And so, where it is at, it is at the appropriate stage where in time the structure would be put on it. So, for me, I don’t see any real challenge. I don’t see any appearance of waste because necessarily you must dig the pit and build on it. So, if people want to capitalize that we are building a pit, we haven’t built it out, what I tell them is that it is just a matter of time and the structure would come out.”

“What I am very resolute and clear in my mind about is the commitment to build this and I believe that that commitment and desire to build a national cathedral for the country I think is a noble one and what we have to do is to continue in this effort and I believe that good people will come and support this project for it to see the light of day… “This cathedral thing, I think people make it seem to appear as if it is a misplaced project. It is not… What I think is our solution is that let’s get more revenue and more resources and build all of these things that we are looking for. And let’s not in the process underestimate the importance of one thing over the other,” he stated.

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