All confiscated rosewoods will be used for National Cathedral - Abu Jinapor

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor has disclosed that all illegal rosewoods confiscated by the government will be used to construct the National Cathedral.

Abu Jinapor

He said the state has seized a large number of rosewood from illegal loggers and all that will be donated towards the project.

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, announced that this will begin with the five containers of rosewood impounded at the Tema Port last month.

“The government is making the decision to take all rosewood confiscated towards the construction of the National Cathedral, so in addition to the ban on the export, all rosewood confiscated should and will be donated to the National Cathedral.”

“When the National Cathedral turns out to have enough rosewood, we will take other measures; either to donate it to other public institutions and if we are minded to have a public auction for domestic use, rest assured it will be done with a sense of integrity,” Mr. Jinapor said.

At the mid-year budget reading yesterday, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta said Ghanaians have to donate monthly towards the building of the Cathedral.

The government expects the $100-million inter-denominational cathedral to be ready by March 6, 2024.

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