Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has denied media reports suggesting government’s intention of building a national shrine for traditional worshipers.
The report attributed to the Minister, had indicated that the construction of a shrine was a step in the right direction since Christian and Islamic faiths in the country will have a national cathedral and mosque respectively.
“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 Wulom?i [Ga Traditional Priests] who also approached me and actually asked for a traditional shrine,” the Minister s quoted to say .
He continued: “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”.
But the Minister in a reaction on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM said the report is false insisting that he’d been misquoted.
“I never said that; what is trending now is a misquotation and that’s not what I said. I never said government is going to build a national shrine as being purported.”
He admitted that indeed there have been several requests for such project, but was quick to add that this was not a priority for government.