The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled on the case brought against government’s construction of the National Cathedral, tossing the case out of court.
In a unanimous decision handed down by its seven-member panel, the court completely dismissed the religious discrimination rationale of the suit seeking to halt government’s involvement in the construction of the National Cathedral.
According to the court, government’s participation in the project does not amount to religious discrimination since there are no constitutional provisions explicitly prohibiting such actions.
The court also said the plaintiffs failed to raise any legitimate issues regarding how government’s support of the project violates the constitution.
CPP member James Bomfeh took the case to court, arguing that government’s support for the project violates Ghana’s secular constitution, but they disagreed and said the project falls in line with Ghana’s social and political objectives.
The ruling has now paved the way for construction of the Cathedral to move on and despite signifcant public opposition, government seem intent on the construction with President Akufo-Addo indicating he sees it as a promise to God he has to fulfil.