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National Chief Imam Sheikh Sharubutu donates GHC50,000 towards National Cathedral project

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The National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has donated an amount of Ghc50,000 towards the building of a National Cathedral in Ghana.

The Grand Mufti of Ghana, as the Chief Imam is called sometimes said the gesture is his own way to rally Ghanaians around the project as part of promoting tolerance amd peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians in Ghana, MyNewsGh.com reports.

The Chief Imam made the donation directly to Archbishop Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer- Buckle, an Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Ghana and Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah of the Methodist Church of Ghana who had both paid a courtesy call on him at his Fadama residence.

Plans for the construction of the National Cathedral has been controversial especially when government’s $100m seed money and lands were involved. The project continues to generate lively debate, and although government insists it will be funded by the private sector and serve as a multi-purpose national edifice, some have raised concern about its usefulness and cost.

The Chief Imam’s donation comes after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made similar donation and urged Ghanaians of all religious persuasions to voluntarily contribute to the construction of the National Cathedral “Ghana and for the glory of God”.

He was speaking at the Adabraka Official Town branch of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

“As you all know, there are efforts to build a National Cathedral. It is very important that we build the Cathedral. It is a voluntary exercise; anybody who wants to contribute can contribute. I have contributed, and I will contribute some moreSo I encourage everybody to think about it and let’s build it. It is not for anybody. It is for Ghana and for the glory of God,” he said.

Source: MyNewsGh.com/2021

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