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National Cathedral: Kabila welcomes Supreme Court decision

BY: graphic.com.gh
James Kwabena Bomfeh a.k.a Kabila
James Kwabena Bomfeh a.k.a Kabila

The acting General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh says he has accepted in good faith, the decision of the Supreme Court on the State's involvement in the construction of the National Cathedral.

Mr Bomfeh filed a suit at the apex court to prevent government from partaking in the construction of the 5,000-seater national cathedral.

He argued that Ghana was a secular state and, therefore, it was wrong for the state to be “excessively entangled in any religion or religious practice”

But the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision on Wednesday, held that the decision of the state had not breached any constitutional provision.

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Reacting to the decision of the court on Accra-based Adom FM, Kabila, as Bomfeh is popularly called, said he welcomed the decision of the court, adding that, the issue has become a precedent in Ghana’s jurisprudence and would serve as a guide for future cases.

He explained that he is not against the construction of a temple for God; rather, his actions were meant to ensure that all religious sects were given equal opportunity.

He stressed, however, that his stance on the country being a secular state would not change and as such, he finds it wrong that the state has “excessively entangled itself in any religion or religious practice”.