Musician and political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A-Plus has taken the finance minister, Ken Ofori Attah to the cleaners over his call on Ghanaians to make a monthly contribution of 100 GHC towards the building of the National Cathedral.
Speaking in a live stream on Facebook over the matter, Mr. A-Plus described the minister’s call as an insult, asking the people to rethink before making such move.
According to him, Mr. Ofori Attah should have realized that Ghana needs better healthcare system than churches, reminding him that when he was sick, the government sent him abroad for treatment where there is improved healthcare system than churches.
“You are seating for somebody who was sick. not long ago. and was flown to America. to somebody’s country. somebody who is not building cathedral, but building better healthcare system, go and get healthcare there and come back to tell you give me 100 cedis a month to go and build a church. and you think is not an insult?”, the angry A-Plus asked.
He also added that those in support of the project should not want to tag their colleagues who are against it as “anti-Christ”.
There has been debate for and against on the issue ever since the finance minister made the call in parliament during the midyear budget.
So far majority of Ghanaians who are against it are saying the project was the decision of candidate Akufo-Addo in opposition, and he should find ways to fulfill the promise without worrying the people.