On Sunday, September 5th 2021, the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana, as part of effort to mobilize funds to support the National Cathedral Project which is expected to be completed by March 2024 organized a fundraising exercise to unveil various strategies through which individuals, churches, corporate bodies can donate a minimum of Ghc100.00 to support the building of the project.
The Launch was hosted by Royal House Chapel the able leadership of the Apostle General Rev. Sam Korankye-Ankrah in the Oil Dome. Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams opened the conference with a prayer asking God to help provide the needed resources to be able to complete the National Cathedral project within the time scheduled.
Apostle General, Sam Korankye-Ankrah in his welcome address expressed his appreciation to the Board of Trustees of NCG for holding the event at the Royal House Chapel Int. He also appealed to all Ghanaians especially the churches to support the building of National Cathedral to help accomplish the vision laid on the heart of His Excellency, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo for a Cathedral to be built and owned by the Ghanaian communities churches to the glory of God.
A member of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Ghana (NCG) - Most Rev. Titus K. Awotwi Pratt explained that the purpose of the event was to unveil to Ghanaians and diasporians various strategies and mode of payment that could be used by Ghanaians to make donations towards the completion of the project.
The Executive Director of NCG, Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah provided an in-depth update of the state of the project and also reechoed the importance of the National Cathedral in the nation’s architecture. Thus: a church for national purposes such as Presidential inaugural services, state funerals/burials. Others include formal religious activities of state, and ecumenical activities etc. He emphasized that the NCG project has begun in earnest and therefore requires prompt response from individuals, churches, corporate bodies etc. to meet the completion deadline by March, 2024.
The chairman of the Board of Trustees, Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah further outlined the specific strategies that would be used to mobilize the needed resources for the completion of the project.
At the end of the launch, Bishop Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto of the Anglican Diocese of Ghana dedicated the offering taken at the event for the project to God while the closing prayer was offered by the Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Rev. Fr. Lazarus Anondee.
The moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y Mante offered the closing benediction. The details of all the activities are provided in the report.