Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has made some alarming revelations about the National Cathedral project by the government of Ghana.
He made these revelations after his trip to the United States where he applied and secured registration documents of the project from the District of Columbia Government’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
According to him, the National Cathedral of Ghana and the Bible Museum Foundation, Inc has been registered as a nonprofit corporation.
“The National Cathedral of Ghana and the Bible Museum Foundation Inc. received its certificate of Incorporation with its effective date being May 3, 2023 and signed by Josef G. Gasimov, Superintendent of Corporations, Corporations Division,’’ he wrote.
In a Facebook post by the politician which was sighted by 1Family Radio, it was however revealed that “the name National Cathedral of Ghana and the Museum Foundation, Inc. is unmistakably different from what was incorporated in Ghana some two years prior, specifically on the 18th of July, 2019 as the National Cathedral of Ghana.’’
He continued that none of the prominent Ministers of the gospel who serve as the Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana feature in the articles of incorporation and list of governors as submitted to the US authorities.
According to him, only three persons have been listed as the board members in the document he secured. These three persons are Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, the Executive Secretary of the Project, Eric Okyere Darko and Dr. Vernon Darko.
“We know Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah as the Executive Director of the National Cathedral Secretariat, however, it is unclear why government preferred Mr. Eric Okyere Darko, one of Hon. Kennedy Agaypong’s lawyers in the recent case gainst Anas and Dr. Vernon Darko, the founder and CEO of EQUIPXP (EXP) over and above the prominent clergy serving on the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral of Ghana,’’ he wrote.
Ablakwa furthered that the government’s decision to leave out the clergy in its US operations is particularly strange considering the fact a considerable number of these ministers have towering presence in the United States.
It has been revealed by the Parliamentarian that the address provided on both the National Cathedral of Ghana website is fraudulent.
“Even more shocking, we have discovered that the address provided on both the National Cathedral of Ghana website and to US authorities as the official address of the National Cathedral of Ghana and the Bible Museum Foundation, Inc. is absolutely fraudulent.
The advertised address is National Cathedral of Ghana and Bible Museum Foundation, Inc. 1090 Vermont AVE NW, Washington, DC 20005
Ablakwa added that a personal visit to the advertised address in Washington, DC and thorough verification from the managers of the property indicated that Natl. Cathedral of Ghana has never been a tenant at that address.
The lawmaker in his post stated that the National Cathedral project continues to be the most sleazy, reckless, sacrilegious and scandalous mission by the sheer magnitude and audacity in the entire history of Ghana.