Prioritise Economic Recovery Over Cathedral — Dr Lartey | Social



The Nice Consolidated Well-liked Get together (GCPP) has referred to as on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make the restoration of the Nationwide Financial system a precedence over the development of the Nationwide Cathedral.

The Chief of the Get together, Dr Henry Herbert Lartey, who made the decision throughout an unique interview with the Every day Graphic additionally implored the President to chorus from utilizing any state assets, or monetary help from the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) to help the development of the Nationwide Cathedral.

Dr Lartey opined that resorting to the IMF to bail Ghana with $3 billion to handle the challenges confronting the nationwide economic system was important, therefore the necessity for the President to chorus from utilizing any quantity of the mortgage to help the development of the Nationwide Cathedral.

He was additionally of the view that as particular person Ghanaians, it was essential to affix arms to help the President to fulfil his marketing campaign promise to God, however famous that “the development course of shouldn’t be rushed to have an effect on the nationwide curiosity”.

He famous, “As far as I’m involved, we will construct the cathedral, however we have to take time and step by step construct it. It mustn’t essentially be within the time of the President, We all know he initiated it, so credit score will go to him whether it is accomplished, however for Christ’s sake, we must always not rush to do it at this stage of our crawling economic system”.

Deplorable economic system

Dr Lartey famous: “In the intervening time, our economic system is in deplorable state, so dashing to construct the Cathedral at this stage is not going to be in our greatest curiosity. We want cash to rebuild the economic system to create the requisite jobs for the unemployed youth who’ve now develop into an enormous nationwide safety situation. By boosting the nationwide economic system to increase native industries and elevated job alternatives, we will enhance the usual of residing of Ghanaians and create a serene environment in Ghana.”

Recalling the genesis of the development of the Nationwide Cathedral, Dr Lartey mentioned it was a marketing campaign promise by Nana Akufo-Addo to glorify God if he received the 2016 Presidential Election.

“The development of the Nationwide Cathedral was the President’s dedication to God as a part of his election marketing campaign, however he additionally introduced that the cathedral wouldn’t be financed by the state. Nonetheless, it’s step by step popping out that the state is financing the venture,” he acknowledged.

“As essential as we’re Christians and wish to replicate what others have accomplished, it’s important for us to take our time to construct. It shouldn’t be rushed. It is because in the meanwhile, our economic system is in a foul state, so dashing to construct the cathedral at this stage is not going to be in our greatest curiosity,” Dr Lartey mentioned.





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