National Cathedral Brouhaha: Apologise To Christian Community

The Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) has called on the National Chief Imam's PRO, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shuaib to retract and apologize to the Christian community of Ghana for stating that the National Cathedral of Christians should have been considered as an Inter-Faith Edifice.

Sheikh Aremeyaw told the media on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 that all the discourse on the now-controversial Christian non-denominational cathedral should be assessed within this context.

“I think that some of those who have made responses and made remarks have not been able to state the context that will make people understand and so certain comparisons are being made that are in my view, misplaced and unwarranted.”

But in a statement signed by the group's Founder and President, Razak Kojo Opoku and copied to GhanaWeb, he described the National Chief Imam's PRO statement as reckless and highly irresponsible and has the tendency to anger the Christian community of Ghana.

The statement has called on Sheikh Aremeyaw to retract and render an unqualified apology to the Christian community.

"Sheikh Aremeyaw should better mind his own business. He should retract his statement and apologise accordingly to the Christian Community of Ghana for stating that the National Cathedral of Christians should have been considered as an Inter-faith edifice", the statement urged.

The statement further commended the NDC government led by former President Jerry John Rawlings for building a National Mosque at Kawukudi in Accra for the Muslims and asked what is wrong with this current government to also build a National Cathedral for the Christians.

"In fact, Jerry John Rawlings led Government and John Mahama led government significantly contributed to the establishment of the National Mosque. The land for the National Mosque at Kawukudi was freely given to the National Chief Imam by the Rawlings Government", the statement emphasized.

"So what is wrong if President Akufo-Addo led Government aids the Christian Community to equally have access to free land for the establishment of the National Cathedral?", the statement asked.

The statement asked, "If a minority Muslim deserves a National Mosque how much more the Majority Christian Community?"