Government Should Consider An Interfaith Centre – Sheik Aremeyaw Shuaib
Government plans to build a National Cathedral in preparation of Ghana’s 60th anniversary to be used for formal state occasions of religious nature like funerals.
This proposal has however brought along with it a series of controversies among which include the proposed land on which the Cathedral would be built.
The proposed location is the residence of court of appeal judges which government claims is old.
Contrary to that Lawyer Samson Lardy Anyenini says the buildings are not even more than 5 years old. He admonished government to not build a Cathedral on the foundation of lies. He also suggested that the location should rather be developed into a judicial enclave , relayed by joynews.
In other developments, the Chief Imam’s spokesperson Sheik Aremeyaw Shuaib is proposing an Interfaith Centre. He believes a National Cathedral will only serve Christians while an Interfaith Centre could have both mosque and church to serve the two largest religions in the country.
“If it is in respect of our 60th Independence Anniversary, is the independence for one section of the country or for the whole of the country,” the Sheik asked.
Some want government to, after constructing the building for Christians, put up a similar edifice for the Muslims who make up about 23 percent of the country’s population, according to joynews.
Amidst the controversy, Judges have began relocating after their homes were marked for demolition to make way for the construction of a National Cathedral, revealed Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu Bio.