Last month, the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, unveiled the design for a national cathedral that the government will build in Accra. This is a huge deal. It signals that the country is poised to consolidate the gains of decades of democracy. And the new interdenominational Christian cathedral will inspire ambitious civic architecture projects across the continent that harness the talents of Africa’s emerging artists.
"Ghana Deserves This Cathedral. Don’t Fight It." is from the April 14, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Chika Okeke Agulu and narrated by Kristi Burns.