Spotlight: Navrongo Catholic Cathedral


This is a Catholic cathedral built entirely of mud bricks and plastered with mud mortar.

Its floor is made of a mixture of compacted gravel, cow dung and dawa-dawa (yam bean). It is a beautiful fusion of European culture and local construction techniques.

According to history, in April 1906, three missionaries, Father Chollet, Father Morin and Brother Eugene, arrived at the English military garrison of Navarro to evangelise.

In 1907, a first small chapel was built, followed by a larger community chapel in 1910. The cathedral itself was completed in 1920 and worshipers were able to use the building for the first time.

This historic edifice is located in Navrongo in the Upper East region of Ghana.

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