The debate over the National Cathedral project’s development doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Since President Nana Akufo-Addo announced its construction, well-intentioned Ghanaians have questioned its priority and raised questions of accountability and transparency.
Two members of the project’s board of trustees appear to have been moved by the sentiments of the typical Ghanaian and have demanded that it be stopped right away. Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams and Rev. Eastwood Anaba, two distinguished priests, want the project put on hold while its expenses are audited.
The two stated that the action is required to offer the Ghanaian people with openness and accountability in a memo written to the Board of Trustees on Monday, January 23, 2023.
“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,” excerpts of the memo said.