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A national shrine for Ghana not a misplaced priority – Christian Council

A national shrine for Ghana not a misplaced priority – Christian Council

Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, has said building a national shrine for Ghana would not be a misplaced priority, ABC News can report.

He argues that though Ghana is largely a Christian country, it also acknowledges that there are other religious groups such as Muslims and traditionalists.

He opined that Ghana already has a national mosque and is about having a national cathedral. Hence, there is nothing wrong with getting a national shrine too.

“Ghana is largely a Christian country. It is also a multi-religious country, so we do not have only Christian, we have Muslims, and traditional religions,”

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“So if we have a national mosque and a national cathedral, I don’t think it’s a misplaced priority to have a national shrine,” he said.


Rev. Fayose further noted that “They have the right to ask. They are all evangelistic religions and they all want to convert people into their religions”.

“For us as Christians, our goal is to evangelize the whole world so as the Muslims and maybe traditional religions,” he explained.

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, on Wednesday, November 20, hinted at the possibility of Government constructing a National Shrine for Traditional worshippers in the country.

According to the Minister, the consideration stems from some concerns raised by some traditional groupings about the need for such an edifice since the country is considering building a National Cathedral for Christians.

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He made the remarks when he took his turn at the Meet the Press series in Accra Wednesday.

“Since I took office, as I said, we have a national mosque and now we are in the process of building a national cathedral. And few times, some traditional groupings have also approached me. There was a group of Wulomɛi [Ga Traditional Priests] who also approached me and actually asked for a traditional shrine. I think that since the constitution allows freedom of worship, we will study it very well and see how possible that will also be. We are not ruling out traditional shrines.” the Minister said.


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