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Fundraising Dinner for National Cathedral: A table costs $10,000, chair goes for $1,000

Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the National Cathedral, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has announced the prices of tickets ahead of the fundraising dinner.

According to him, a table at the dinner will cost $10,000 while a chair will also go for $1,000.
The Archbishop made the announcement while speaking to congregants of the Action Chapel International (ACI) on Sunday, 16 December 2018.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams and President Akufo-Addo
Archbishop Duncan-Williams and President Akufo-Addo

“… Everybody, buy a ticket for the fundraising dinner,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams said, as quoted by Classfmonline.

“It’s 28th of December and we are selling a chair for $1,000, a table for $10,000. …I need some of your secret monies.

“Some of you, your savings, you are going to Dubai and Europe for [holidays]. Give us that money to build the national cathedral.

One day, you and your loved ones and your children’s children may use there. One day one of your sons or daughters will be president of Ghana and shall benefit from that thing,” he added.

The fundraising for the construction the National Cathedral will be launched by the government on Friday, December 28, 2018.

The Chairman, board of trustees and the Fundraising Committee of the National Cathedral have already started to send out invites to some selected individuals to attend a dinner at the State House, where the event will be launched.

Last year, government revealed plans to construct a National Cathedral to serve as a national non-denominational Christian worship center.

In March this year, President Akufo-Addo went ahead to unveil the design and architecture for the National Cathedral at a brief ceremony at the Accra International Conference Centre.

However, government’s decision to put up the National Cathedral has been criticised by certain quarters who believe it should not be a priority when other sectors are badly in need of an uplift.

The concerns deepened after it emerged that government will have to demolish buildings including residences of judges to make way for the construction of the Cathedral.

President Akufo-Addo, however, maintains that the building of the Cathedral is a “priority among priorities.”

 

Source: Pulse Ghana

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