The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has asked the President, Nana Akuf-Addo to halt the construction of the National Cathedral and invest the money meant for the project into the economy.
An unhappy Pratt speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com said he does not see the sense in investing in a Cathedral when the cedi is struggling against the cedi.
“I don’t see the usefulness” of the National Cathedral by President Nana Akufo-Addo, Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper said.
Kwesi Pratt held a strong view that the President is having misplaced priorities.
The cedi has currently crossed GH¢5 to a dollar, GH¢4.42 in the same period last year and GH¢4.27 in January 2017 – a situation many Ghanaians fear might aggravate further if the government fails to address it.
Mr. Pratt told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that the focus of the government shouldn’t be to establish a National Cathedral in the country but to put pragmatic steps in place to bridge the huge gap between the cedi and dollar currencies.
He wondered what benefits the construction of the National Cathedral will have for the nation saying “that [focus] concentration on the National Cathedral, if the same focus was on industry and so on; it would have been more beneficial for us. Our cedi wouldn’t have rotted. Your cedi is deteriorating and you’re talking about National Cathedral.”
Listen to Kwesi Pratt below: