The government is appealing to Ghanaians to support the construction of the National Cathedral with a GHC100 monthly contribution.

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says the objective is to get about a million Ghanaians contributing towards the construction.

The Finance Minister, on behalf of government, presented the 2021 Mid-year budget review to Parliament.

This is in line with Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), as it mandates the Ministry to undertake the presentation not later the July 31, of each financial year.

It is expected that the review will focus on revenue, expenditure, and financing performance for the first half of the year and provide an overview of the implementation of the 2021 Budget.

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The presentation will further highlight the state of the implementation of Ghana CARES “Obaatanpa” Programme that “seeks to revitalise and transform the economy to pre Covid-19 times.”

Also, it will provide the economic and fiscal performance of the economy for the first half of the year and provide an update on strategies by the government to create employment for Ghanaians in general and the youth in particular.

It will further touch on the assurance of the government on securing Covid-19 vaccines for vaccination and effective domestic revenue mobilisation initiatives.

Making the announcement during the reading of the mid-year budget review Thursday, Mr. Ofori-Atta said the Cathedral is expected to be commissioned on March 6, 2024.

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“Work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily and following the program of the contractor. The National Cathedral is expected to be officially commissioned on March 6, 2024. Upon completion, the National Cathedral will provide a space for formal religious activities of state and symbolize the enormous contribution of faith to nation-building.”

He went on “this state and church partnership envisaged by the president to develop the National Cathedral is on course. An initiative; the GHC100 a month also dubbed “Ketoa Biaa Nsua” will be launched by the trustees of the National Cathedral on August 12, 2021, to give as many Ghanaians as possible the opportunity to be part of the history of the National Cathedral.”

He detailed “the aim of the club is to raise one million Ghanaians who would give GHC100 a month for the construction of the national cathedral.”

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“A special shortcode 979 has been developed for this purpose as we look forward to Mr speaker and all the members of this august house join in the GHc100/a month.”


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