Majority of Ghanaians are against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s National Cathedral project which is under construction.
Since its commencement, there have being several disagreements and arguments that have surrounded the whole project.
People like Hon. Ablakwa who is of the opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) has publicly announced that the National Cathedral is not a need President Akufo-Addo and his government should tackle because there are a lot of things that need urgent attention.
During yesterday’s May Day Celebrations, the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress(TUC), Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, urged the government to convert the National Cathedral project to a national hospital and channel its funds to projects that will mobilize revenue for the country as well as create employment.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise Show, the Deputy Secretary General of the TUC, Joshua Ansah explained why there is a need to convert the National Cathedral project to a National Hospital.
“We want to prompt the President that many people of today do not even have potable water to drink, many people do not have access to hospitals, many people do not have access to education, and these are the needs of the people “.
“Let’s say you are in difficulties and you have little money to do something, let’s consider all these things (mentioned above) before, maybe, you look back to the Cathedral. That is the only context in which this statement has been made.”
“Let us consider it in that way and let’s see how the country can move forward.”
Talking about the government’s refusal to cut down expenditure he said:
“We will continue and continue to monitor and ensure that they (government) do the right thing. They cannot ask us to sacrifice while they continue to live in a different way.
“When they sacrifice then all of us must sacrifice. It is our job as a union to ensure that when we ask for something positive, we must achieve positive results and also government must cut down cost and do what is necessary, right and okay for the citizens of this country.”