First Lady of Ghana, Her excellency Rebecca Akuffo- Addo has commissioned and handed over a newly built library at Kumawu for the Sekyere Kumawu District and the Ghana Library Authority in the Ashanti Region. The library was constructed, furnished and resourced by the Rebecca Foundation, with the support of the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Library Authority and Book Aid International with the aim to encourage reading among children in the area. The library, which will serve the Kumawu Anglican cluster of schools and its environs. The commission was done on behalf of the First lady as part of NPP under the administration of Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo’s aim of providing quality education for Ghanaians. “Government has invested huge resources in implementing policies such as Free SHS, free hot meals, free textbooks, and free uniforms among others, all aimed at ensuring equal access to education, to break the vicious cycle of inequalities”, Mrs Akufo-Addo said.
The First Lady said, the Rebecca Foundation, therefore, had through its “Learning to Read, Reading to Learn” Initiative, constructed, resourced and commissioned many libraries in places around the country including Wenchi in the Bono Region, Sefwi Debiso in the Western North Region, Moree in the Central Region, Daffiama Bussie Issah in the Upper West Region, Amansaman in the Greater Accra Region and Kumawu in the Ashanti region.
Mrs Akufo-Addo also urged parents and other stakeholders to encourage their wards to patronise the reading facilities, emphasising that, literacy was how lifelong learning and a child’s ability to learn to the highest levels remained possible.
She advised the people to continue to adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols in all their daily activities, warning that the deadly disease was no respecter of persons and knew no boundaries.