President Akufo-Addo has got the wrath of some Ghanaian personalities boiling after his Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta appealed for a 100 cedis monthly donation from Ghanaians to facilitate the construction of the National Cathedral.
While addressing Parliament on the mid-year budget review, the minister said about one million Ghanaians are projected to donate GHC 100 monthly sung the short code *970#.
However, Builsa South lawmaker believes the President is merely obsessed with leaving behind a legacy instead of being sensitive to the plight of Ghanaians.
Making reference to the USA, he said President Joe Biden called for the donation of $100 to American citizens who take COVID jabs but President Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaian citizens to donate GH100 to build a Cathedral when we have no beds in hospitals, lack of educational infrastructure, lack of textbooks, poor roads, and Akufo-Addo says what? Unbelievable!”
He further stated “he claimed to have offered free water and electricity only to turn around and ask Ghanaians to pay more when they are still struggling to recover from Covid-19 related dissipation of personal and disposal income. Yet he still has the impudence to ask citizens to donate GH100 each month to build a Cathedral? He is more worried about a legacy and not the well-being of Ghanaians. A legitimately elected President wouldn’t be that insensitive.”
Actress, Lydia Forson also shared same sentiments wondering why government hasn’t taken donations to fix the no bed syndrome and poor road networks yet are so fixated on getting the National Cathedral done.