The National Cathedral Secretariat has explained the reasons for the resignations from the Turtseehip.
This comes after the presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Group of Churches, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills left the board in August 2022.
“I have been a reachable and available trustee and attended every meeting of trustees since the pandemic began, in person and by zoom, and the records will show that.
“If I say that I, as a trustee, do not know many of the financial and technical issues concerning the Cathedral, it means the discussions about the National Cathedral were held by some people outside the trustees’ meeting or perhaps in a forum that I was not present or invited to.
2023 NCG Press Release – Bishop Dag H-M resignation FINAL1
“On the one hand, the National Cathedral is said to be a Government of Ghana project, with the government taking financial decisions. Yet, on another hand, at meetings, it is implied that the trustees have taken or participated in taking some decisions,” Bishop Dag Heward-Mills said after his resignation.
In a statement, the Secretariat said the challenge of such a group is that individual leaders, with a history of implementing their own organizational or denominational programmes and vision, have to be part of a collective decision-making process where their preferences might not always prevail.
“Specifically, this means that no one leader can have all their preferences, methods, approaches accepted. In this changed and unfamiliar context, some would prefer to leave the Trusteeship,” the statement said.
It added “One of the key strengths of the National Cathedral Project is the Board of Trustees, made up of some of the key, pioneering leaders of the church in Ghana, and whose work on the project is contributing to improved inter-church relations in the country.
“These church leaders, the Board of Trustees, have pioneered and/or lead vibrant churches with global reach and impact.
“These churches and their leaders not only have deep-seated theological differences, but also different understanding and approaches to the development of the National Cathedral.”
By Laud Narrtey|3news.com|Ghana
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