Tamale, 05 August, 2021 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Ghana are faulting the government for calling on citizens to donate at least 100GHC (US$6.00) monthly for the construction of a national interdenominational cathedral in the West African country.
In a Wednesday, August 4 report, the leadership of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) say the government needed to consult with Christian leaders in the country, even if it is a “minimum level of consultation.”
“Although Christians would benefit the most from the construction of the cathedral, they shouldn’t be expected to donate to support it,” GCBC President, Archbishop Phillip Naameh, has been quoted as saying.
The Archbishop of Tamale who was speaking on behalf of GCBC members adds, “I think the modality for funding the project should've been different.”
Last month, Ghana's Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced the launching of the “100-cedis-a-month club” on August 12, to enable the people of God in the country to contribute towards the construction of the national cathedral.