Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, has accused the National Cathedral Secretariat of multiple inconsistencies in its recent press release.
The accusations range from claims of false statements regarding the board of trustees also being registered as Directors of the National Cathedral of Ghana
The post which he posted on his Facebook wall opens with the statement “Akufo-Addo’s Cathedral continues to drown in a sea of naked lies.”
He then added “Incorporation documents I have obtained from the Registrar General expose another false claim contained in the 7-page June 17, 2022 press release by the National Cathedral Secretariat and signed by Executive Director, Dr Paul Opoku-Mensah”
For further clarification, the Honourable MP continued; “Contrary to the information provided in the said press statement (see page 5) and on the Nicodemusly updated national cathedral website (after we exposed the Pastor Otabil deception), to the effect that all the Board of Trustees has been registered as Directors of the National Cathedral of Ghana; we note surprisingly, that the venerable Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Group of Churches and the esteemed Rev. Prof. Cephas Omenyo, Former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church were not registered as directors on the incorporation date of 18th July 2019.”
Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa then explained that the two revered clergymen have at all material times been clearly left out, and substituted with the following names: Samuel Antwi and Kingsley Ofosu Ntiamoah.
He then asked why then is the National Cathedral Secretariat is misleading the Ghanaian public and the world that all the published trustees are registered as directors?
“Does one wonder if Bishop Dag Heward-Mills and Rev. Prof. Cephas Omenyo are aware that despite the public misrepresentations, their names have been patently omitted from the list of eminent registered directors?” he quizzed.
National Cathedral, a private company?
Mr Ablakwa also raised the issue of the entity registration of the National Cathedral.
“Another troubling falsehood we have detected is that even though the June 17 press release claims that the National Cathedral of Ghana is a “state-owned company” and thus a “public and not a private” entity, the incorporation documents in our possession reveals rather curiously that the National Cathedral of Ghana is registered as PRIVATE (see evidence attached)” he wrote.
He then writes that “the list of falsehoods, misrepresentations, opacity, lawlessness and blatant corruption associated with this cathedral project is now a bottomless pit”.
He finished his post by saying “Christians in Ghana may have to declare 40-day intense fasting and prayer to purge and rescue Akufo-Addo’s drowning cathedral of lies”.