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Supreme Court dismisses case challeging construction of National Cathedral

By Mutala Yakubu
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Supreme Court dismisses case challeging construction of National Cathedral

The case challenging the building of the National Cathedral has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.


In a unanimous decison the court simply threw out the suit filed by a member of the Convention People’s Party, CPP, Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly known as Kabila stating that the case filed raises no legitimate issue requiring enforcement and interpretation.

The Supreme Court in its ruling said the construction of the National Cathedral is in line with the social and political objectives of the Constitution of Ghana.

The court also said the government’s support does not constitute discrimination against other religious or non-religious groups. This gives the green light for the construction of the much talked about Cathedral.

James Kwabena Bomfeh, in March 2017 invoked the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, arguing that Ghana was a secular state, and therefore, it was wrong for the state to be “excessively entangled in any religion or religious practice”.

In the suit, he prayed the apex court to declare the building of the National Cathedral and state involvement in the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca unconstitutional.

That has now been put to bed as the Supreme Court have dismissed his suit. A fundraiser has already been held and with some individuals donating some amount of money towards the building of the National Cathedral.

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