The government Ghana which is in charge of the West African country with various bad roads, poorly equipped hospitals, increasing unemployment, electricity and water problems and constantly seeking for loans—is set to spend ¢9.2 million (about 1.6 million dollars) for the relocation of the current passport office at Ridge to enable the construction of the the country’s National Cathedral.
The government believes this is a prudent use of millions which if pushed into other sectors, would bring immerse benefits to all citizens.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, an MP for North Tongu and a member on the Foreign Affairs Committee has stated that he is alarmed as to why the government has allocated such a huge amount to relocating the Passport Office, to pave way for erection of the controversial National Cathedral.
While the MP believes the government is not making sensible use of the country’s resource, the Finance Minister of Ghana-Ken Ofori-Atta was in the news recently for stating that if Ghanaians do not build the Cathedral for God, stones will rise to build it for him.
The construction of the Cathedral is estimated to cost Ghanaians 100 million dollars.