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Supreme Court dismisses suit against Nat’l Cathedral

The cathedral is expected to be a 60th anniversary legacy monument for Ghana

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit challenging government’s decision to provide support for the construction of a national cathedral.

The unanimous decision of the seven-member panel of justices of the apex court pointed out that the case filed raises no legitimate issue requiring enforcement and interpretation of Ghana’s constitution.

The suit was filed by James Kwabena Bomfeh, the Acting General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

In his writ, Mr Bomfeh, popularly known as Kabila, challenged government’s decision to build the religious edifice, claiming it has no right to engage in any religious activity.

He had told in 2018 that the state must not “get too much involved in one religious activity at all by way of committing resources”.

“So to that extent I am saying that government supporting setting up of Hajj Board is raising Islam above all religions. It is therefore discriminating against other religions.”

The Court presided over by Justice Julius Ansah had in October, 2018 ordered government not to go ahead with the construction until judgement is given on the case.

According to the apex court, by the case, an injunction had been placed on the project.

But already a committee has been set up to ensure the building of the project while funds have started trickling in.

A fund-raising dinner held on December 28, 2018 saw the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo doling out $100,000 for the project.

Other personalities also gave similar amount with two persons reportedly giving $1 million each.

But nothing has come from any gay community.


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