Construction of National Cathedral 'useless' - Kwesi Pratt tells Nana Addo

The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to stop the construction of the National Cathedral and focus on the depreciation of the cedi.

Kwesi Pratt with Nana Addo2

According to him, the construction of a National Cathedral by the government is a misplaced priority.

The veteran journalist stated that Ghanaians are facing challenges therefore the construction of a Cathedral cannot be priority among priorities.

Some urged the government to suspend the construction or it will invite Ghanaians to campaign against it to protect the national purse.


Speaking on Accra-based Peace FM, Kwesi Pratt said "I don't see the usefulness", and urged the government to focus on arresting the cedi which has depreciated against the major currencies.

The US dollar is selling at between GH¢5.00 and GH¢5.20. Meanwhile, checks on Monday indicated that some currency dealers are asking for GH¢5.30 and GH¢5.32 for a dollar.

Ghanaian importers have expressed worry over the depreciation of the cedi against foreign currencies like the US dollar and the pound.

But Kwesi Pratt wondered what benefits the construction of the National Cathedral will have for the nation.


He said the "concentration on the National Cathedral, if the same focus was on industry and so on; it would have been more beneficial for us. Our cedi wouldn't have rotted. Your cedi is deteriorating and you're talking about National Cathedral."


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