The government of Ghana has imported stone from Jerusalem to lay a foundation for the construction of the Ghana National Cathedral.
Israel’s Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper who presented the stone to President Akufo-Addo at the sod-cutting ceremony in the heart of Accra, which will strengthen ties between the two countries.
The stone symbolizes the sacredness of the land earmarked for the project as Christians regard Jerusalem to be the most sacred site in the world.
The interdenominational Christian Cathedral, when completed, will have a 5,000 seating capacity with chapels, a baptistery, a music school, an art gallery, and a Bible museum which will serve as a venue for formal state occasions of religious nature such as state funerals, thanksgiving services among others.
Work is expected to begin on Friday, March 6, 2020, according to President Akufo-Addo.