The Ghana library Authority – Central Regional Library on Thursday, 28th July, 2022 joined MTN Ghana Foundation, the Denkyira Abuakwa Traditional Area and the Upper Denkyira East Municipal Assembly to commission a 100 seating capacity library by the MTN Foundation for the Denkyira Buabinso community.
During his welcome address, Hon. Ebenezer Appiah, Municipal Chief Executive of the Upper Denkyira East Assembly, expressed his delight at witnessing the commissioning of this library project.
He also thanked the MTN Ghana Foundation for the beautiful structure and Hon. Festus Awuah Kwofie, MP for Upper Denkyira East Constituency and A.C.P Baffour Apenteng for initiating the project through various engagements with the Board, MTN Ghana Foundation. He concluded by encouraging the students in attendance to make good use of the library and promised to keep it in good working order.
Addressing Stakeholders at the commissioning, Mr. Terkper, a Portfolio Officer at the MTN Ghana Foundation, thanked the Denkyira Abuakwa Traditional Area and other stakeholders for making the community available to receive the first modern-library within the Denkyira enclave.
He stated that, “MTN Ghana Foundation believes in the power of education, which is why education is one of our three pillars of our social investment strategy.” He further added that the foundation included a 20 seater ICT lab for students to become digital literates by bridging the digital divide since technology is now being integrated into people’s daily lives.
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The Central Regional Director – GhLA, Nana Kwame Appiakubi, stated that libraries are important to national development because they inform, educate, recreate, and promote the cultural activities of the communities they serve. He later thanked all stakeholders who contributed to the restoration of this beautiful structure. He also asked the Assembly to do everything possible to provide the library with all of the resources it requires to function properly.
Representatives from the Upper Denkyira East and West Assemblies, the Registrar of the Denkyira Traditional Council, the Small Scale Mining Association, the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana Health Service, Zongo Chiefs, the Media, Senior High Schools and Basic Schools, witnessed the commissioning of the second library in the Upper Denkyira East and the 25th in the Central Region.