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National Cathedral is apt - Rev. Ofosu Yeboah

BY: Salifu B.B. Moro
The congregation in their traditional outfits
The congregation in their traditional outfits

The Associate Pastor of the Kaneshie Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Micheal Ofosu Yeboah, has thrown his weight behind the establishment of a National Cathedral, saying it will bring the entire Christian community in Ghana under one umbrella, thereby giving them a unified identity.

"I think that it is very important that the Christian community in Ghana is able to put ourselves together as one. And so, I believe that having a National Cathedral in our nation would be very iconic for the Christian community as it is going to bring us a unified identity,” he said.

According to the Associate Pastor, who spoke to the Daily Graphic on, "Traditional day" celebration of the Kaneshie Congregation, data available from the last population census showed that Ghana was largely a Christian community, hence the need for a structure built to reflect that reality.

The National Cathedral is a planned interdenominational Christian cathedral scheduled to be built in Accra as part of Ghana's 60th anniversary celebrations, but this initiative has attracted  criticism from a section of the society.

But Rev. Ofosu Yeboah opined that Christians in Ghana have contributed so much to solving the many developmental challenges bedevilling the nation and that the brouhaha and criticism surrounding the establishment of the Cathedral was very “much regrettable”.

"Looking at the contribution of the Christian community and as a Presbyterian, I can talk about education, hospitals, and trade. I can also talk about skills development and a whole lot. Even with cocoa, the Presbyterian Church also contributed so much to its development as well as many cash crops to the nation,” he expatiated.

He said the National Cathedral would enable the Christian community to have a common focus and enhance unity among them.

Traditional Day

Congregants dressed in typical traditional Ghanaian outfits with Kente and Smock dominating the various choices to thank God for His goodness and mercy upon the life of the congregants, and that of the church.

The day, which was on the theme: "Celebrating God's Goodness", offered the congregants the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their various cultural backgrounds and heritage through the donning of different traditional wears.

According to Rev. Ofosu Yeboah, a Sunday is set aside every year to celebrate what he referred to as "our day".