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Duncan Williams, Eastwood Anaba want National Cathedral project suspended, calls for an independent audit

Two Members of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral Project, Duncan Williams and Eastwood Anaba have called for the temporal suspension of the project.

In a memo sent to the Board of Trustees, the two renowned men of God also want an independent audit into the expenses of the project in the midst of the controversies that have been created.

“That in the spirit and cause of transparency and accountability to the Ghanaian people, the current Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral shall appoint an independent, nationally recognised accounting firm to audit all public funds contributed to and spent by the National Cathedral.

“Auditors will also audit the overall cost of the project. This appointment of an auditor shall take place before the deferment of activities of the Board of Trustees,” parts of the memo sent to the Board of Trustees on Monday, January 23, said.

It added, “That current activities advancing the construction of Ghana’s National Cathedral shall be deferred until the atmospherics in Ghana are improved and the audit of the Cathedral account is done.”

The National Cathedral Project has been overly discussed in both traditional and social media following a number of revelations made by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa since last year.

Due to the economic crisis Ghana is faced with, many have proposed that government should suspend the project and channel funds into critical projects.

However, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has always maintained that he wants the project to continue.

Unfortunately, a budgetary allocation of GHS80 million in the 2023 Budget Statement and Economic Policy was shot down by Parliament last month before the House went on recess.

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