Ghana | Corruption | Economics
Ghana’s estimated $1 Billion dollar Cathedral trumps paved roads, schools, texts books and vaccines for babies
Sunday, 26 February 2023
By: TB Obwoge
This church is possibly one of the most wasteful buildings in the world. The church is on the smaller end compared to many of the mega churches in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo would rather build this cathedral than complete his campaign promises to his citizens.
These words are adorned on the fundraiser page, the cathedral has a fundraising page.
“We were told by the Finance Minister that the project will cost $100 million, then the figure rose to $150 million. The Chairman, Opoku Onyinah later mentioned $200 million but now based on fresh documents, I have realized the project is going to cost the Ghanaian taxpayer about $1 billion.”
“The same amount former president Mahama used to set up the Ghana Gas project which is earning us about $400 million a year,” Mr Ablakwa told Umaru Sanda Amadu.
The North Tongu MP noted that the estimated $400 million does not include the cost of relocation of the Judges’ bungalows, the $50 million needed for the relocation of the Judicial Training Institute and the $10 million to relocate the passport office.
He added that Waterstone Complex which had its offices demolished to make way for the cathedral is also in court suing the government for $120 million and also millions of dollars needed to relocate the Comsys office and the residence of the Malian Ambassador.
Mr Ablakwa indicated that the total cost of…