Controversy surrounds the National Cathedral project as prominent lawyer, Obiri Boahen, who has been a defender of the initiative, faces scrutiny from a social commentator questioning the allocation of resources in a country lacking essential medical equipment, notably dialysis machines.
In a recent statement, the social commentator raised a compelling query: “Why should a country without dialysis machines be allocating funds for the construction of a National Cathedral?” This question comes amidst ongoing discussions about the need for critical medical infrastructure in Ghana.
Lawyer Obiri Boahen, known for his legal acumen and staunch support for the National Cathedral project, is now facing questions about the project’s prioritization in the face of urgent healthcare needs. Critics argue that while the National Cathedral is seen by some as a symbol of national unity and identity, addressing immediate health concerns should take precedence.
The social commentator emphasized the importance of assessing national priorities, stating, “While infrastructural projects contribute to a nation’s identity, it is essential to prioritize investments that directly impact the health and well-being of the citizens. The absence of essential medical equipment like dialysis machines raises concerns about resource allocation.”
This development adds a layer of complexity to the ongoing discourse about the National Cathedral, which has been a subject of both admiration and controversy. Proponents argue that it serves cultural and spiritual purposes, while critics question the use of state resources, particularly when facing healthcare challenges.
As Ghanaians engage in discussions surrounding national priorities, the social commentator’s inquiry prompts a reflection on the balance between symbolic projects and immediate healthcare needs, sparking conversations about responsible resource allocation in the development agenda.
story filed by: Nana kwaku Duah