National Cathedral Board of Trustees membership amended to reflect Mensa Otabil’s exit

National Cathedral Board of Trustees membership amended to reflect Mensa Otabil’s exit

Membership of the Board of Trustees for the National Cathedral has been updated to reflect the exit of Dr Mensa Otabil, the Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC).

Checks on the National Cathedral’s website as of Wednesday, June 15, confirmed he is no longer part of the Trustees.

National Cathedral Board of Trustees membership amended to reflect Mensa Otabil’s exit
Dr Mensa Otabil

It is unclear what might have necessitated his exit from the Board.

However, according to JoyNews sources, several attempts to get him to rescind his decision failed, leaving the Board with no choice but to amend the information on its website.

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, had earlier revealed the news of his exit on Sunday, June 12.

Speaking on JoyNews’ The Probe, Mr Ablakwa has alleged that the desertion by the theologian is due to the illegality being perpetrated by the Akufo-Addo government with respect to the project.

“There is quite an uneasy calm among the Board of Trustees. And I can confirm to you that one eminent priest has walked away from the Board; the revered Dr Mensa Otabil is no longer with them.

“The whole year, he has not attended any of their meetings. It is not clear what his intention was, but he has given indication that all is not well,” he told host Emefa Apawu on Sunday, June 12.

National Cathedral Board of Trustees membership amended to reflect Mensa Otabil’s exit
It is unclear what necessitated his exit from the Board

In recent times, the lawmaker has accused the government of siphoning public funds to facilitate a project it propagated as a personal and private pledge.

The North Tongu MP has put out documents showing that an amount of ¢200 million has been dished out for the construction of the project.

National Cathedral Board of Trustees membership amended to reflect Mensa Otabil’s exit
If what the North Tongu MP claims is anything to go by, it is likely other members of the Board may exit too, after Dr Otabil

These monies, he said, were dished out without recourse to parliamentary processes or strict public procurement practices.

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