Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu Constituency, has questioned President Akufo Addo’s decision to prioritize the building of a National Cathedral above other, more critical needs.
President Akufo-Addo allowed a staggering GHS32 million in public cash to be paid to Sir David Adjaye & Associates Ltd for consulting services on the National Cathedral project in 2021, according to papers obtained by North Tongu MP.
GHS57 million has reportedly been spent on the project to far, according to a Facebook post by an NDC Parliamentarian who claimed the financing was done behind the backs of lawmakers.
An Egyptian Parliamentarian made the case for public monies to be used to help those in need on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in an interview with TV3’s Key Points show.
North Tongu MP claims that if President Akufo-Addo finishes the National Cathedral as a personal promise to God, then people would die of famine and be murdered by floods.
“If people die of hunger, if flood takes people away, what will be the use of the Cathedral? There are more pressing issues that the government must look at. Our NSS, NASCO people are suffering. That is what government should be prioritising,” Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said.
To echo Ablakwa’s assertion, Dalex Finance’s Joe Jackson, who serves as the company’s Director of Operations, made a similar proposal on the same forum.