Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has called on persons criticizing the President over his intentions to build a Cathedral to keep quiet.
According to the maverick politician, the President is not going to put up the edifice with monies from the state hence he is failing to see the need for critisms from several people.
“I have no problem with the cathedral…I don’t see anything wrong with it, especially when the President is going to build it with monies which is not government money…,” he said on Adom TV on Tuesday monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com.
Several people have raised eye brows over the construction of the 5,000 seater capacity edifice.
The construction of the National Cathedral became a bone of contention in the country after several Ghanaians spoke against it.
GhanaNewsPage.Com reported that the government has started pulling down several houses which were once occupied by judges in order to build the Cathedral.
Critics were also put on edge when the government announced during the 2019 budget statement that it was going to provide the seed capital for the construction of the cathedral.
Though the cost remains unclear, a Former Deputy Minister of Communications, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, has alleged that the National Cathedral will cost the state about $100 million.
But Ken Agyapong insists Ghanaians have to be visionaries as according to him, the edifice were serve as tourist attractions and generate revenue for the country.
“We should be visionary, it’s going to be a tourist attraction, just ask yourself why people migrate to Rome to see their temples and all that…,” he said.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com