It took 182 years to finish the Notre-Dam Cathedral in Paris – Akuffo-Addo on National Cathedral. Despite fierce resistance and opposition to putting up the National Cathedral, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has once again pledged unwavering stance, citing it took 182 years to finish the Notre-Dam Cathedral in Paris.
The President intimated that there is no such thing as an appropriate time to build a Cathedral. For Ghana’s, the time is now, said the President.
President Akufo-Addo believes that people pay greater attention to their faith in difficult times, which is why he decided to build the National Cathedral as a symbol of faith.
According to President Akufo-Addo, who was addressing in Accra at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar, a project like the National Cathedral will be something that Ghanaian Christians can look up to in trying times (SECAM).
He claimed that all throughout the world, people are renouncing their doubts.
According to the president, there would never be a suitable time to build a church, a cathedral, or any of the other wonderful sites of worship found in France, Italy, or the United States if developmental needs were the only considerations made.
There will never be a better opportunity to build the National Cathedral, the President stated in a speech yesterday. He will proceed with the project regardless of cost or timeline.
“My personal position has always been that even though the Cathedral will be a significant national institution, the expense should be mostly paid by the Christian community, with the state providing the land and initial financing to get the project off the ground,” he spoke.
“It will be a time for everyone to give gratitude to God for the favors He has given Ghana, sparing the country from the horrors of civil war, which have plagued the histories of nearly all of its neighbors, and the emergence of huge epidemics.
There has never been what may be called an appropriate period to build a cathedral, according to the histories of all the great cathedrals of the world. Usually, it has taken decades or even centuries to finish,” the President continued.
It took 182 years to finish the Notre-Dam Cathedral in Paris – Akuffo-Addo on National Cathedral