Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa, says Ghana and Akufo Addo would be embarrassed if the National Cathedral is not erected.
The facility’s utilization of state finances despite being a “personal vow” of the president to God for his political triumph has drawn public controversy.
The Okyenhene, a presidential relative, has encouraged Ghanaians to complete the project.
Ofori Panin told the National Cathedral Project Board of Trustees in Kyebi on Friday (December 9) that the project would have huge advantages.
“He [Akufo-Addo] has to glorify the name of the Lord for how far He has brought him and build the cathedral to testify that he is grateful to God for making him President, there is no sweeter news as this.”
He continued: “with the cathedral, there’ll be no need to travel to Israel, just in Accra, the cathedral will answer all your questions about Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and everything.
“So I’m pleading with you all, let us not bring shame upon our country and the President, let us contribute to build the cathedral,” he added.
The Board of Trustees had paid a visit to the Okyeman Council of State to solicit their support for the project which has stalled since early this year for lack of funds.
The cathedral and Akufo-Addo’s luxury jet travels have become topical in recent months with the minority in Parliament pushing for disclosures on how much the state is spending on both.