The 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards artist of the year, Minister Joe Mettle has added his voice to the ongoing debate on the construction of National Cathedral in Ghana. According to the award-winning gospel musician, the Cathedral is as important as other social amenities like hospital and a such must be built.
Speaking with Prince Benjamin at Class Drive on Class 91.3FM when he passed through to promote his new single “My Everything”, Joe Mettle called on the government not to abandon the construction of the National Cathedral but build it whiles not neglecting other necessities like hospitals.
“The argument is there, people are saying the Cathedral or the things that are needed, all of them are important, these are not decisions we make for the government, they know what they’re capable of and what they can afford and what they can’t afford, so, I think all of it is important, any of them is important,” he noted.
“The argument was the fact that if we are doing the cathedral while we have other social responsibilities or other issues like hospitals and other things, they all need to be built, the hospitals are very important, the cathedral needs to be built, they need to be built,” Joe Mettle firmly stated.
“It’s important, but at the same time we should look at all of it, we can’t do one and leave the other if we can do all, that’s it,” Joe Mettle.
Ever since the government announced the construction of the National Cathedral it has sparked a debate in Ghana. Section of Ghanaians does now understand why the government should meddle in religious issues since Ghana is a secular state.
The debate has intensified after reports went viral that government will be demolishing some house belonging to judges at a prime area of the country to put up the National Cathedral. Christian Council has ever revealed they will be building it. The government is just providing land.