Prophet Dr Kofi Oduro of the Alabaster International Ministry has said President Nana Akufo-Addo is redeeming his personal national cathedral pledge to God through lies and deception.
According to Prophet Oduro, the President and the government said no national funds would be used for the cathedral but that has turned out not to be the case now.
Prophet Oduro, who supports the idea of a national cathedral, however, told OB Nartey on the maiden edition of No.1 FM’s mid-morning show Nyame Nsa Wom on Monday, 13 June 2022 that the way the president and the government are going about it is wrong.
“Anybody who will say there is no need for a national cathedral has missed the point because we have a national mosque. The essence and the need for a national cathedral is 100 per cent perfect but the way we are going about it, if we are not careful, even Christians will say it offends God”, he said.
“The way government is going about this whole thing; let me use the national mosque for example: not a cedi of this nation was used for the construction of the national mosque. It was built by the Turkish government and the Muslim community in Ghana. Why can’t we do the same with the national cathedral? Why are we going to tax this on the nation?”
“There are certain things that are not right. The president made a personal vow to God. That vow must be redeemed but not this strategy, not this method”.
“The purpose is perfect. We need a national cathedral [but] your methodology is wrong”, he told the president, insisting: “Absolutely wrong”.
“You told us that state fund would not be used. Now state funds are required. That’s deception. That’s a lie. You are building something for God”, he said.
In his view, President Akufo-Addo could have just invited businessmen and women to the Jubilee House and put his funding request before them and would be surprised that just one person would have given $100,000,000 toward the construction of the national cathedral.
“But the way we are going about it, we are going to drag the names of all these men of integrity on the board of the national cathedral into the mud”.
“We’ll destroy their reputation with this national cathedral”, he warned.