The NDC Professionals Forum in the United States wish to express their disappointment with the reason given by the finance minister that we cannot grow without spirituality.
The issue of faith, beliefs and indoctrination etc are individual based and cannot be used as a yardstick for national development or growth.
What the finance minister refuses to acknowledge is the fact that we cannot grow as a nation without accountability.
Accountability to the constitution is what’s supposed to be paramount and that’s what we must protect and guide with every toil of ours as a country in practice.
Engaging in issues of spirituality is something that one cannot authenticate in real life and real time. It only serves as a mind game to prey on the religious weakness of the masses while the government shirks it responsibility.
As a matter of principle, if the finance minister believes that investing in cathedral at this critical point in the economy of our country is the most ideal, customers of databank are part of Ghanaians who believe in the so-called spirituality and would be fair to take their money and throw it into a cathedral project.
One would have thought that with the current economic hardships in the country and the potential of destabilizing the peace and security of our nation, the finance minister would be more prudent and smarter in his decisions. A whooping 25 million cedis to be invested into a cathedral is just absurd to think of.
A 25 million Ghana fund for smaller businesses with a lower interest rate can boost the production of smaller companies and will help reduce unemployment and feed families.
This desperate decision to invest in a cathedral is as a result of the Akuffo Addo-Bawumia failed policies that eventually existed on paper and not in real terms.
If the President is unsure about how he will be remembered and even recognized in the good books of Ghana, he needs to step up and deliver on his promises. The attempt to make the cathedral his source of remembrance in the minds of Ghanaians will not fly.
The timing for the establishment of a cathedral is just wrong and a misplaced priority.
President of NDC PROFORUM USA