Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi
Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi

The Nana Akufo Addo led government is considering plans to build a National Shrine for traditional leaders once the National Cathedral has been built.

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi made this revelation after he is said to have been approached by some traditional leaders with the propositions.

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According to him, the construction of a national shrine would not be unrealistic since the Islamic and Christian faiths in the country have a national mosque and national cathedral respectively.

He said; “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,” he added.

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