Government sued over Hajj Board and National Cathedral

A former National Youth Organiser of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has gone to the Supreme Court to seek an order that the setting up of a National Hajj Board and offering assistance by government was unconstitutional. 

In a writ filed at the Supreme Court, Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior also contended that decision by government to partly support the construction of a National Cathedral for Christian Interdenominational Church services was also unconstitutional.

In his reliefs before the court, the former CPP Youth Organiser is seeking interpretation of the 1992 Constitution the letter and spirit of Articles 21 (1) (b) (c), 35 (1) (5) (6) (a) 37 (1) and 56.
According to Mr Bomfeh, it was unconstitutional for Ghana through its organs including Ministries, Departments,

Agencies or authorised representatives to purposely aid, support, sponsor or offer preferential governmental promotion  or be excessively entangled in any religion or religious practice.

He is also seeking further orders as the court may deem fit.

The Attorney General and Ministry of Justice has 14 days to enter into appearance and file its defense if any.

Source: GNA

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