Some social media users have expressed displeasure over government’s call on Ghanaians to support the construction of a National Cathedral, to be commissioned on March 6, 2024, with GH₵100 a month.
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, while presenting the 2021 Mid-Year review Budget Statement and Economic Policy on Thursday urged all, including Members of Parliament, to be part of the one million Ghanaians projected to support the initiative dubbed, “Ketewa biara nsua” with GH₵100 a month.
He noted Ghanaians could support the noble cause by dialing the short code *979#.
But this call, according to some Ghanaians, is misplaced. They say the government should rather look at raising revenue to improve the health and education sectors as well as provide Ghanaians with good roads and other social amenities.
For them, the aforementioned issues are matters that government should rally financial support for.
Below are some comments from Twitter:
Did God ask nana to build— BLAKK GYNUIX (@jahnyc10) July 29, 2021
National Cathedral for him anaa. Which country kraaa this ahhh. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
Ghana paaa deir play Dey wanna leaders demma eye top waaa.— Mckenzy Burniton (@MckenzyMccarthy) July 29, 2021
How can you can and tell me to contribute 100gh every month for the construction of a National Cathedral?
Na at the end of the month how much manners Dey save? Did we make the promise with you?
Buying of V8 Cars Di3 The Finance Minister Is Going For Loan,But Building Of National Cathedral Di3 We Citizens Should Pay 100Gh Each Month Finance Minister Ob3 Serious We Need Job You Say Cathedral Ebi Cathedral We Go Chop #FixTheCountry https://t.co/lT1fii0lT5 pic.twitter.com/eFAqIsdjRY— God Of The World (@princekofilit) July 29, 2021
I would rather wish to contribute 100gh to improve our health sector, build more schools and roads and also create jobs rather than build a national cathedral just to fulfill a political promise.@Joy997FM #Newsnight— James Kumbeni (@JamesKumbeni) July 29, 2021
Our leaders are always making mockery of us. How can you tell us to contribute 100 gh towards the building of the National cathedral…. See the goggles 🤷— Hon. EL_Chazaq Asem (@El_ChazaqAsem) July 29, 2021
Finance Minister pic.twitter.com/upzmVGOZKW
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta thinks 100gh is cheap like that. He won’t even start from 20gh as contribution for the National Cathedral.— Sweet Israel (@SweetIsrael_) July 29, 2021
Fertilizer suppliers are owed GHS 780 million and billions are owed to road contractors yet the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government wants the impoverished Ghanaian to contribute GHS 100 towards building a totally needless and misplaced National Cathedral.— Jerry Adjei (@pupsypj) July 29, 2021
What shocking governance!
After the disrespect, cheat and greediness shown by this government, they want us to donate 100cedis per month from our meagre salaries to build the national cathedral?— ePatamz 🔋 (@21fkngunsalute) July 29, 2021
imagine donating 100 cedis from your 559.04 allowance only for them to squander it? We’re not fools!
There is actually a short code 979, where you can send your donations to build the National Cathedral. Herrrr Ghana! pic.twitter.com/l6W8kPA5wQ— Armani🤴Blackwell (@Kinjorge) July 29, 2021
Eii this country er hmmm. It’s very sad oo. We want industrial improvement not a national cathedral. Isn’t the government already satisfied with the churches around?— Eli Gee (@GideonElikemAg1) July 29, 2021
In fact , the Government has to come out and tell us , why we should contribute toward the processing of the national .. cathedral .— Jonathan Despite🇬🇭🇱🇷 (@barrista45) July 29, 2021
I don’t get it …
Upon all the money , the ministers are receiving every month , can’t they contribute to that without involving us . #NoPressure
Even if we contribute 100gh towards National Cathedral, I know my politicians will chop some of the money.— Sweet Israel (@SweetIsrael_) July 29, 2021
Agraadaa Akufo Addo should stop disgracing God and should also stop extortion of GH 100 from Poor Ghanaians in the name of building national cathedral.— Father Casford (@CasfordFather) July 29, 2021
The youth have been crying for #FixTheCountryNow since but the finance minister says the same unemployed youth should contribute GHC 100 for the national cathedral.— 🌪Nana Kay #AI (@SmartestNk) July 29, 2021
A clear proof that they don’t care about us!
So the big churches in Ghana cannot contribute to build a National Cathedral unless the poor citizens build it for them?— John Mahamaba (@the__sadtruth) July 29, 2021
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