In an interview with Joy News, Mr Ofori-Atta said government needs to find a way to complete the project.
“The national cathedral is an inflammatory thing…I believe in the authenticity of spirituality in what we do but that’s me personally and we have to find a way to ensure that the cathedral is built…”
“…outside the government, we will find a way to get it,” the minister said in an interview with George Waif on PM Express Business Edition on Joy News.
Relatedly, Reverend Joyce Ari, trustee of the cathedral, said that the board of the cathedral does not know how much money the government has invested in the project.
According to him, the trustees have been assigned to raise funds but the government will support them among other things to build the cathedral.
In an interview with City News, Dr. Aryee said “I’m still looking for it, I think the question we have to go and ask is—since the state has told us it’s going to give us seed money, what percentage is it going to give us? … No, we’re not told, we’re just told seed money and we rely on the seed money that the government finds from time to time. .We are not told the exact amount of seed money.
He pointed out that the government has never budgeted to finance the state cash scheme.
“The project was never intended to be fully financed by the state and when we were called, we were told that. The state will do some work and the board members must ensure that we raise money to build. The cathedral was not intended to be fully financed by the state,” he emphasized.
His comments come after the leader of Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Doug Heward-Mills, revealed how he was sidelined as a trustee of the national cathedral.