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Education and Infrastructure Trump Cathedral in God’s Eyes – John Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has voiced concerns regarding the government’s decision to prioritize the construction of a national cathedral over essential educational and infrastructural needs in Ghana.

Mahama questioned the wisdom of this decision, suggesting that even God would prioritize investments in education over the building of a cathedral.

He stressed the urgency of addressing critical educational and infrastructural challenges before embarking on projects like the national cathedral.

Speaking at a public lecture at Wisconsin University, Mahama addressed questions about his stance on completing the national cathedral if elected president.

He clarified that the commitment to build the cathedral originated from a personal promise made by President Akufo-Addo to God, rather than a divine directive.

Mahama argued that if given the opportunity to allocate $400 million, investing in textbooks for students or upgrading vital infrastructure such as the single road from Accra to Cape Coast to a dual carriageway would likely yield greater benefits for the nation.

He emphasized, “God didn’t ask for it, somebody promised it to God, it was a personal promise and if I have $400 million God will be angry with me if I use it to build that cathedral. I am not going to take taxpayers’ money or borrow $400 million from any source to build this cathedral.”