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National Cathedral will be a redemption of my pledge to God – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday performed a groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin the construction of the National Cathedral of Ghana, an iconic landmark, which will be a place of interdenominational worship by the Christian community.

The President received the Foundation Stone imported from Jerusalem from the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper, and assisted by Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Osu Mantse and President of the Osu Traditional Council, laid the symbolic stone on the spot, where the altar of the Cathedral would be built.

This follows three years of preparatory work by a 14-member Board of Trustees of the Cathedral, chaired by Most Reverend Professor Samuel Asante Antwi.

The Cathedral, upon completion, would be one of the iconic landmarks in Africa and a rallying point for the Christian community to come together to worship, pray and promote deep national conversation of faith in building the nation.

The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Samira, Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, traditional rulers, the Diplomatic Community, eminent clergy men and women and the public.

President Akufo-Addo, in an address, reiterated the reasons for mobilising support for the construction of the edifice, noting that, the country had enjoyed immeasurable blessings, favour, grace and mercies from the Almighty, and therefore the construction of the Cathedral would be an act of thanksgiving and redemption of a pledge he made to God.

He said it was also in fulfillment of a pledge he made to God in the run-up to the 2016 Election that if God granted him victory in the election after two unsuccessful attempts, he would help build a Cathedral in His honour and glory, saying; “I’m determined to redeem my pledge to God”.

In addition, it would unify the 71 per cent of the Ghanaian population who are Christians and thereby help promote national unity and social cohesion.

The President said since the nation gained independence from the British colonial administration in 1957, Ghana was spared civil wars, diseases, famine and epidemic and believed that it was by the grace of God that the state was persevered and sustained.

He expressed appreciation to the members of the Board of Trustees for their tremendous efforts and lauded renowned British Architect Sir David Adjyaye with Ghanaian descent, who designed the Cathedral for his compelling architectural services.

The Most Rev. Prof. Asante Antwi, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, in his welcome remarks, said the vision of the Cathedral was mooted by the President and would be a partnership between the State and the Christian community.

The Cathedral, upon completion, would have a Secretariat to manage its day-to-day activities.

He said the Board constituted seven structures or committees including; administrative, Prayer, Finance and Funding as well as Procurement to mobilise funds and prepare the ground towards the construction of the edifice.

The Cathedral, upon completion, would be a unifying monument with a 5,000-seat auditorium, Conference Centre, Music School, Art Gallery and Bible Museum and hosts international Pilgrimage.

It was designed by a renowned British Architect with Ghanaian descent, Sir David Adjaye and sited on a-5.5 hectares of land, near the State House, Ridge, Accra.

Source: GNA

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Video of NPP And NDC Campaign Teams Allegedly Fighting In James Town Goes Viral

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A video that has stormed social media has both NPP and NDC campaign team clad in party colours involved in a bottle fight has gone viral.

According to Instagram blog thosecalledceleb, the event took place at James Town in Accra.

The said men captured in the video were seen chasing one another and some also throwing stones and bottles at each other. The exact cause of the fight is yet to be known.

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NPP and NDC Supporters Clash at Accra Jamestown. A peace walk by supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) turned violent in Jamestown in the Odododiodio constituency this morning, Sunday October 25, 2020. . According to sources, the fight was intense on the ‘Atta Mills Highway’ at a popular junction known as ‘One Way’. . It is not clear what spark the supporters of incumbent NDC MP, Nii Lante Vanderpuye and NPP’s Nii Lante Bannerman to start violent exchanges. . The police say both parties have written their statements about what started the violence. So far, the number of injured or possible fatalities is yet to be confirmed.

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Nana Akufo-Addo Will Not Live To Celebrate His Victory In December – Odifour Kwabena Tawiah Says (Video)

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Many prophecies have been heard on the coming Presidential elections. It gets worse as the date draws nearer.

A Ghanaian Prophet, Odifour Kwabena Tawiah has stated that President Akufo -Addo will not live to see his re-election after the December 7 election.

The self styled man of God said in a video addressed to the office of the resident that some allies and close confidants have planned to strike him with sickness and that will be the end of the NPP flag-bearer.

He added that the President will win the elections come December but not survive the sickness and will never get the chance to assume his seat for the second term.

Watch him speak below.

 

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A Plus Defends Akufo-Addo’s Daughters Amid Sammy Gyamfi’s Corruption Allegations

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Musician and Political activist, Kwame A Plus has defended the daughters of President Akufo-Addo after the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi accused them of using their father’s name and influence to siphon money.

Sammy Gyamfi, yesterday on the NDC’s sponsored Programme on UTV accused the President’s daughters of using their father’s influence to collect money from state agencies and corporations in the name of their foundation.

However, General Manager of Class Media Group, A Plus believes the NDC communications officer’s accusations are unfair considering the amount of support the President’s daughters have offered to needy and vulnerable persons through their foundation.

A Plus however stated that this is the same thing the NPP did to Mr Ibrahim Mahama, brother of former President John Mahama during the previous administration.

 

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