The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has welcomed the resignation of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and Reverend Eastwood Anaba from the Board of Trustees overseeing the construction of Ghana’s National Cathedral.
The North Tongu legislator, who took time off from visiting his constituents devastated by the spillage of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams, praised the decision of the clergymen to resign from the board.
A statement signed by both Archbishop Duncan-Williams and Reverend Anaba explained that the decision to resign was due to the failure of the government to appoint an independent accounting firm to audit all public funds contributed to the National Cathedral.
Mr. Ablakwa further told Richard Dela Sky on Eyewitness News on Citi FM that the resignations are a confirmation of all the ills he has been speaking about the project and calling for it to be stopped for an independent audit to be conducted.
“I want to commend highly the two revered clergymen. Some may say it is delayed, but I will say better later than never because they have covered themselves in glory with this resignation, and it is a clear confirmation of the things I have been talking about.”
“Look at how they say they have been frustrated within the board about getting the board to carry out an independent audit. If these folks have nothing to hide, why did they really prevent efforts by these respected clergymen to have an independent audit? We will have time in the coming days, for an independent parliamentary inquiry on this matter. Our motion has gone through, the Speaker approved it and the House has voted on it, and we are just waiting for the NPP side to send their membership, and we will have a full-blown inquiry and delve into the matters.”