The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has made a GH₵ 50,000 donation to the building of the National Cathedral in Accra.
The de facto leader of the Islamic community in Ghana presented his support to the board of trustees of the project in a short ceremony on Thursday, August 26. The trustees had paid a courtesy call on the Chief Imam.
The National Cathedral Secretariat has been inviting support from the general public for the project in a campaign dubbed “Ketewa Biara Nsua”, which conveys the message that no contribution is small.
However, speaking at the Adabraka Official Town branch of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on Sunday, 22 August 2021, Vice President Bawumia underscored the importance of the Cathedral, and urged all to help build it “for Ghana and for the glory of God.”
“As you all know, there are efforts to build a National Cathedral. It is very important that we build the Cathedral. It is a voluntary exercise; anybody who wants to contribute can contribute. I have contributed, and I will contribute some more. So I encourage everybody to think about it and let’s build it. It is not for anybody. It is for Ghana and for the glory of God,” he emphasized.
“A voluntary, national contribution for the construction of the Cathedral would further cement Ghana’s standing as a religiously diverse country living at peace with itself.”