Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah, Executive Director of the National Cathedral of Ghana Secretariat, has provided clarifications on the cathedral’s legal status.
In a statement issued on Friday, June 17, Dr. Opoku-Mensah said that after seeking clarification from the Attorney General about the Cathedral’s status, he was informed that it is a state-owned company limited by guarantee.
“Any income generated and income and property acquired by the National Cathedral are thus required to be reinvested and used for promoting its non-profit activities,” the letter reads.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo conceived of the National Cathedral as a personal thank you to God for assisting him in becoming President in 2017.
It was revealed during Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence.
According to Dr. Opoku-Mensah, the advice resulted in the Cathedral being incorporated as a state company and thus being built as a public project.
He stated that the company’s directors were registered on Thursday, July 18, 2019 under the Companies Act, 1963 (Act 179), with the Director of the Museums and Monuments Board as one of the directors.