The government has come under criticism recently, following reports that it has released GHC25 million by way of additional seed capital to build the cathedral.
Advocates of the project say it will attract tourists with an interest in the history and culture of religion to Ghana.
“Why do we subject this nation to all these tension when these are procedural issues,” Opoku-Mensah asked, speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Monday (20 June 2022). “That is part of the reasons why I wrote the seven-page thesis [a press release by Dr Opoku-Mensah issued on 16 June].
“It was really to say could we almost hold fire, can we stop, because the issues we are fighting about are procedural issues?
“For instance, you talk about architects and percentages … if you think there is some criminality, why don’t we call for a review?
“Why do we subject the nation, year after year for four years, to this intense build-up? Let’s now begin to have a rational conversation on the National Cathedral,” Opoku-Mensah said.