GHANA TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF CATHEDRAL NATIONAL PARK

Construction of the National Cathedral in Ghana is set to commence following demolition of buildings made up of offices and residential apartments for state officials to pave way for the development.

Court of Appeal judges who occupied some of the residential facilities constructed by the Judicial Service some five years ago, were evicted late last year and given a temporary accommodation set to cost the state some 168,000 dollars in 18 months.

All buildings within the Ridge enclave from the Ridge roundabout to the Scholarship Secretariat, the Judicial Training Institute and the Passport Office will be pulled down. President Nana Akufo-Addo on March 6, 2017, announced plans by his government to build an interdenominational Christian cathedral as part of Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL

 

Adjaye Associates, led by British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye, designed the new National Cathedral. The development according to Sir David will be a gathering place for all faiths to worship and celebrate “in a spiritual accord,” and it shall act as a “physical embodiment of unity, harmony, and spirituality.”

The design concept for the building establishes a unique, 21st- century landmark where religion, democracy and local tradition. The design celebrates the Ghananian heritage as well as Christian symbolism.

The Cathedral will sit on a 14-acre landscaped plot, adjacent to Osu Cemetery in Accra, and it will comprise a number of chapels, a baptistery, a music school, a choir rehearsal, a grand central hall, as well as a two-level auditorium with 5000 seats. That is in addition to an art gallery, a shop, multi-use spaces, and Africa’s first Bible museum and Documentation Center.

The Cathedral will be linked to the capital city’s most prominent landmarks, such as the Independence Square, Osu Cemetary, State House, and Africa Unity Circle, via a new ceremonial route and landscape.

“The Cathedral will address the missing link in our nation’s architecture by providing a Church of national purpose. It will be an inter-denominational house of worship and prayer, as well as serve as the venue for formal state occasions of a religious nature, such as presidential inaugurations, state funerals, and national thanksgiving services,” said President Nana Akufo-Addo.

SOURCE: Ghana Construction News

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GHANA SIGNS DEAL TO CONSTRUCT A MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

The government of Ghana has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to construct Medical University to be situated in northern Ghana.

The agreement which was signed between Ghana Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud comes after the Vice President secured an agreement with the Government of Cuba for the training of 40 qualified students, drawn from the Zongos and other deprived communities, as medical doctors in Cuba.

Medical University project
“There are many brilliant students from the Zongo and other deprived communities who have had their dreams of becoming doctors shattered due to lack of funding. This programme would come as a welcome opportunity for such students to realize their God-given talents. And Insha Allah, this partnership between the Governments of Ghana and Cuba will produce more doctors from Zongo and other deprived communities in the country,” said Dr. Mahamudu.

“Establishing a Medical School will significantly reduce the scarcity of doctors and other medical personnel in the northern part of the country. This giant step to advance the health needs of Ghana, together with Government’s other initiatives on education, vocational skills, sanitation and infrastructure development in the Zongo communities, which are being driven through the Zongo Development Fund, clearly underscore Government’s vision for the Zongo community,” he added.

The agreement will also see construction of additional 42 senior High Schools throughout Ghana to increase access to education for the youth, especially girls. The Vice President said the government’s commitment to providing more opportunities to disadvantaged communities in Ghana, including the Zongo community, was not in doubt.

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CONSTRUCTION OF US $726,612 MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING IN GHANA STARTS

Construction of US $726,612 three-storey multi-purpose building in Accra, Ghana has begun after the Bethel Society of the Methodist Church at Adenta broke ground for the commencement of work.

Construction works on the ultra-modern facility are set to be completed within 5 years. Once complete the facility will have over 1,000 seats for both the children and adult churches, plus a terrace.

THE MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING

In addition, the building will also have a prayer room, meeting rooms, a three-storey conference office, circuit office and disability-friendly features. Some of the other features include parking space, a clinic, an event center, football field, event center, and devotional chapels. Speaking after cutting the sod, Right Reverend Professor Joseph Yarquah Edusa-Eyison, Bishop of the Northern Accra Diocese said the project comes at the right time after the growing number of members. He added that the chapel will be a constant reminder to Christians about God as it represents his presence amongst his people.

Rev Edusa-Eyison challenged members to support the project and intensify evangelism to fill the new building. On the other side, Resident Minister Reverend Helena Ama Serwaa Opoku-Sarkodie said that the building was to show appreciation to God for his glory for the past 28 years.

She encouraged members to invest in the project saying “Let us rise up and build, we should support this project wholeheartedly because our labor will never be in vain. In support of the church and the entire community, Reve Opoku-Sarkodie said the church has also begun construction of a community library that will be completed soon and will help spread the reading culture across the community.

He added that the two projects not only support development in the area but also the creation of job opportunities through construction and tenders.

Source: Ghana construction news

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