A renowned Israeli infrastructure business, LESCO, has donated GH1 million to the National Cathedral project.
On Monday, former Ghanaian Ambassador to China, Dr. Afari Donkor, joined by Chairman of Lesco Ghana Limited, Ing. Yariv Brosh, presented a GH1 million check to the National Cathedral Secretariat’s Board of Trustees.
When President Akufo-New Addo’s Patriotic Party (NPP) administration publicly announced its intention to build a national cathedral to honour God, Ing. Brosh claimed his organization decided to contribute to the project.
He explained that the donation was made as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the communities in which it did business.
He also urged other foreign companies operating in Ghana to do everything possible to support the project’s construction, which will benefit the country’s spiritual development.
Apostle Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the National Cathedral’s Board of Trustees, who accepted the check, thanked the company for its generosity and encouraged other foreign entities to follow suit.
The entire cost of erecting the national cathedral has been revised to $350 million from $250 million, according to the National Cathedral Secretariat.
The extra $100 million was supposed to be held in an endowment fund, according to the Secretariat, to assure the availability of steady funding to provide for cathedral-related activities.
The project’s management also claims they want to put in place procedures to ensure they don’t have to rely on foreign donations to run the facility.