Director of Operations at Dalex Finance, Joe Jackson believes the pumping of state funds into the construction of the National Cathedral in amidst the economic hardship is a misplaced priority.
He prayed government to suspend its contributions to the National Cathedral as a matter of urgency and make individuals contribute rather than using state funds.
“The building of the Cathedral can go ahead on private funding but the government should suspend its participation because it has bigger issues to attend to. The temple of the Lord should be built by the children of the Lord, not by Caesar,” Mr. Jackson said whilst speaking on TV3’s ‘The Key Points’ on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
He notes even though the GH₵25million government released might be a peanut, it is bad at a time where there is economic turmoil to the extent that people are skipping meals.
The Finance expert continued, “They can go ahead, the board of trustees can do all they can do but the funding at this point in time should not be from public money.”
On Friday, documents from the Office of the President released by North Tongu MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa revealed that in 2021 alone, President Akufo-Addo authorized an astonishing GHS32million of taxpayer funds to be paid to Sir David Adjaye & Associates Ltd for consultancy services on the National Cathedral project.
With a reported GHS57 million spent on the project thus far, the NDC Parliamentarian in a Facebook post said the funding has all been carried out on the blind side of Parliament.