Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


National Cathedral project could have waited – Sheila Bartels

National Cathedral project could have waited – Sheila Bartels

The NPP Member of Parliament for Ablakuma North, Sheila Bartels, says the government should have waited with the construction of the National Cathedral in Accra.

Speaking to Nana Aba Anamoah on Starr Chat Wednesday, the lawmaker indicated that considering the level of ambition that birthed great policies such as the Free Senior High School, the construction of the National Cathedral should come later.

“As a government you always have to look at the balance and I am totally for being ambitious. Because if you are not ambitious in your plans, ideas and what you seek to do as a government you will be mediocre. You will finish and you wouldn’t have achieve much.

“So it is good to have that idea that I want to achieve big things especially when it comes to my government on education for instance. I believe the concept of free SHS came about because of the engagement that was done. Knowing that the majority of the people who are especially in the rural areas and all of that can’t afford to take their children all the way to the University,” madam Bartels said.

She continued: “You have a lot of brilliant students all around the country who wouldn’t have probably gone to SHS if it wasn’t for this investment.”

She reiterated that though she agrees with people who are of the view that the investment in the FSHS was unnecessary, rural folks need it.

“For me honestly, I think that the Cathedral could have waited, that is my opinion. I think it could have waited. Even though I loved the concept, when I travel abroad I see the infrastructure that attracts tourism but I think it could have waited”.

Sheila bartels

There is a good reason why you should support the African Editors. Not everyone can afford to pay for news right now. That is why we keep our journalism open for everyone to read, including in Ghana. If this is you, please continue to read for free. But if you are able to, then there are three good reasons to support us today.

1. Our quality, journalism is a scrutinising force at a time when the rich and powerful are getting away with more and more.

2. We are independent and have no billionaire owner pulling the strings, so your money directly powers our reporting.

3. It doesn’t cost much, and takes less time than it took to read this message.

Help power the African Editors' journalism for the years to come, whether with a small sum or a larger one. If you can, please support us on a monthly basis from just 1 Ghana Cedi through mobile money number: 0599896099/ +23359989609 and you can be rest assured that you’re making a big impact every single month in support of open, independent journalism. Thank you.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Neglected tropical diseases rising in E/R- GHS Eastern Regional Health Directorate says there is disturbing increase in cases of neglected tropical Diseases in the...


At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.


Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.    There is a good reason why you should support the African...


Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...

Copyright © 2023, Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: