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National Cathedral Week: Churches are exhorted to raise money for the project.

National Cathedral Week: Churches are exhorted to raise money for the project.

The National Cathedral of Ghana’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, has urged churches all around the country to raise money from their congregations to assist the Cathedral’s development.

He said that the country’s ability to build the Cathedral, which houses the largest “Bible Museum” in the world, depended entirely on the goodwill of Christians and all of the population.

If churches don’t support it, we won’t be able to build the cathedral since there isn’t any money hiding elsewhere to pay for it, he said.

When he and other Board members opened the National Cathedral Week Celebration in Accra on Wednesday, Apostle Onyinah made the appeal.

The week, which runs from July 4 to July 10, 2022, will feature audiovisual presentations about the project in churches, prayer sessions, evening services, clean-up activities, health walks, and tree planting among churches while mobilizing funds from members of the congregation to generate at least 100 million Cedis per month for the project.

The Bible Museum of Africa, The Bible in Africa, The Old Testament and Africa, The New Testament and Africa, The Children’s Discovery Center, and The Bible Gardens of Africa will all be housed in the projected 350 million dollar cathedral when it is finished.

The 365-seat restaurant, coffee shop, gift store, conference spaces, two chapels, and two rentable prayer rooms will all serve as the Cathedral complex’s revenue generators.

Additionally, it provides a catering facility for cathedral events, allows special events and festivals to be held for a fee, and charges entrance to different areas of the complex.

The Cathedral will also provide access to special lectures and symposiums, private guided tours, museum memberships, an online gift shop, and a banquet hall with seating for up to 300 people for dinners, celebrations, wedding receptions, and meetings. The Bible curriculum was developed by the museum academic team for use by universities.

With GHS 31,747,989.16 now in the project fund, Apostle Onyinah said that the Cathedral produced 2.6 million Cedis in 2018, 3.6 million in 2019, 13.9 million in 2020, 7.7 million in 2021, and 3.6 million in 2022.

“We make a plea to Ghana’s church leaders to remember the Cathedral’s mission and to face the issue head-on without backing down from the project. Let’s avoid giving the impression that the President erred in bringing the Cathedral concept up, he said.

He continued by saying that the Cathedral may bring people from all over the globe to Ghana in order to see God’s holiness.

Speaking about the celebration, Dr. Joyce Aryee, a member of the National Cathedral of Ghana’s Board of Trustees, said it aimed to mobilize at least one million people to donate at least 100 Cedis each month to the cathedral’s construction by reaching out to all Christian denominations in the country.

He noted that the celebration will also promote the Cathedral as a sign of God’s presence and an iconic infrastructure that encourages Christian unity. “It means we will make GHS100 million per month and that will go a long way,” she said.

Dr. Aryee emphasized that the main goal of the week-long initiative would be to mobilize large amounts of money, and he urged Ghanaians to pledge their support by dialing the short number *979#.

She said that since the project was at a crucial stage, the funds provided did not cover the costs of building it. She urged all churches to step up their fundraising efforts.

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