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“National Cathedral: ‘Otabil has left Board of Trustees due to illegalities happening’ – Ablakwa”

MP for North Tongu said his sources say Mr Otabil has not attended meetings for the past 12 months The opposition MP has also revealed that even the composition of the board itself presents evidence of irregularities .

A respected member of the religious community in Ghana, Dr Mensa Otabil,a Ghanaian theologian, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur who happens to be the founder of International Central Gospel Church headquartered in Accra, Ghana and also the founder and Chancellor of Central University College, and CEO of Otabil and Associates, an executive and Leadership Growth Consultancy has reportedly left the board of trustees of the National Cathedral project. According to the opposition MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Dr.  Mensa Otabil left the board because of several instances of illegality and irregularity that have been committed by some top government officials in the ongoing process to up the edifice.

Mr Ablakwa, who has remained an outspoken critic of the controversial project, said he has been reliably informed that Dr Mensa Otabil has stopped attending board of trustees meeting for at least a year.

“I am not surprised that there is quite an uneasy calm among the Board of Trustees. And I can confirm to you that one imminent priest has walked away from the Board; the revered Dr Mensa Otabil is no longer with them.
“The whole year, he has not attended any of their meetings. It is not clear what his intention was, but he has given indication that all is not well,” Mr Ablakwa told Joy News on Sunday, June 12, 2022.

Hitherto, the Minority in Parliament have summoned the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to come and answer why he directed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to disburse $25 million to the project contractor, RIBADE, without legislative approval. The Minority MPs say the $25 million was not part of the funds the minister told the legislature he will spend this year when he presented the 2022 budget to Parliament.
However,a segment of the Ghanaian population wants the project’s funds to be used to improve the country’s struggling and sick economy which has been marked by skyrocketing food inflation, high livingcosts, and high interest rates, among other things.

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