In recent times, state architecture projects in Ghana have usually been funded, designed and constructed by foreign countries such as China (Ministry of Defence building, Parliament House Interiors) and India (Presidential Palace).
The proposed national cathedral has political as well as religious significance.
The project has been driven by the New Patriotic Party government and the Christian political majority in an attempt to establish political and religious supremacy.
The design is by British architect David Adjaye who was born to Ghanaian parents in Tanzania.
It is currently the subject of controversy in Ghana with several political groups, civil society organisations, religious bodies and professional architect institutes all voicing their displeasure and opposition to the project.
Photo: Adjaye Associates