The Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. John Kumah, has assured the public that the government will address the concerns raised about the construction of the National Cathedral.

These concerns include funding issues, alleged payment of money to US-based singer Sonnie Badu, and the issue of whether the project is a private or public entity, among others.

In an interview on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, Mr Kumah said these concerns will be tackled at the appropriate time, adding that they will be taken seriously.

“We want to be as prudent as possible and be measured and accountable in all the issues that has to do with the National Cathedral,” he added.

According to him, many criticisms of the National Cathedral, have been staged in order to undermine the project.

He said the allegations raised against the project are just lies and propaganda.

He said the country’s economic difficulties have caused people to be emotional about the subject of the National Cathedral.

“There is so much propaganda…people are throwing in all sorts of things including lies. I just recently heard that we paid some $50,000 to Sonnie Badu for his appearance at one of the fundraising events for the National Cathedral which turned out to be false. He has come out to deny it.

“I believe people are doing this to cause disaffection for the National Cathedral,” he told Samson Lardy Ayenini.

He, therefore, urged Ghanaians particularly the Christian community not to pay heed to the false allegations making rounds but to remain resolute and believe in President Akufo-Addo’s vision to build the religious edifice.

“I would want to encourage us as citizens and Ghanaians especially the Christians who see value in the National Cathedral. This is not the time to run away because somebody has raised concerns. Those concerns will be addressed,” he said.

He explained that although he is aware that the project is going to cost Ghanaians, he believes it will be worth it.