Dr. Joyce Aryee, one of the members of the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana has disclosed that the Gh¢80 million take-off in the 2023 budget which was allocated to the construction of the National Cathedral will not stop the project.
Earlier at the Parliament of Ghana, the Minority members scrutinized the 2023 budget read by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta where a sum of Gh¢80 million was allocated for the National Cathedral project was disclosed.
Through the checks of the Minority members, the said amount of funds has been removed considering the economic challenges of the country.
Dr. Joyce Aryee in her submissions to the media still has high hopes for the construction of the National Cathedral despite it being rejected with a reason by the Minority members.
Speaking to the media on the action taken by the Minority member of Parliament on the National Cathedral project, she said “It does not mean the project cannot go on because I know you are going to bring your money and will bring mine and everybody that we will approach and is willing will bring theirs.”
She continued by saying “those who are willing are the people making the money available for the construction. I think we should all keep calm and not be disturbed.”
Touching the allocation of the Contingency Vote which was cut from Gh¢1.4 billion to Gh¢553 million, she said “People have said that there has not been transparency, but every year in the budget there has been some seed money not taken from what understand from the Contingency Fund, but I heard there’s something called Contingency Vote.”