Otabil never resigned, he excused himself – National Cathedral Secretariat says


The National Cathedral Secretariat has debunked media reports that Dr. Mensa Otabil, the founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), has resigned from the secretariat.

According to a statement released by the secretariat, the revered man of God only excused himself at the point of the registering directors in 2019, but still offers his advice and support to the board as and when it becomes necessary.

“The Board of Trustees had to be registered as the directors of the company. A member of the Trustees, Dr Mensa Otabil, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, had indicated that he couldn’t give the needed attention to the project, so didn’t register,” the statement clarified.

“So, Dr Mensa Otabil did not resign from the Board as being alleged, but excused himself at the point of registration of the Directors in July 2019. For the avoidance of all doubt, Dr Otabil has not been a member of the Board or Trustees since July 2019. Dr Mensa Otabil, nonetheless, remains actively interested in the project and continues to share his views on strategy with the Secretariat. The continuous use of his name and pictures on the websites and publications was an administrative lapse by the Secretariat.”

The statement signed by the Executive Director of the National Cathedral, Dr. Paul Opoku-Mensah, went further to rubbish claims of financial malfeasance in the building of the cathedral in which the members of the secretariat are allegedly complicit.