The Volta Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso has advised that government’s efforts to provide library facilities to community schools and students at various levels should not be turned into mere fanfares.
She gave the advice in a speech read on her behalf at Nkonya Tepo, in the Biakoye District, during the inauguration of a community library for basic schools in the area.
The GH¢4,500 community library project was funded by a former diplomat at the Ghana High Commission in the UK and a citizen of Nkonya-Tepo, Robert Danso Mensah.
Madam Ntoso noted that beneficiaries of such library facilities should make good use of the facility for the provision of quality education and source of information for development.
She explained that the government alone cannot provide all the educational needs of the people and called for public private partnership.
The Regional Minster commended Mr Danso-Mensah for such laudable initiative and called on other citizens to help government achieve quality education through other initiatives.
The Director of Ghana Immigration Service, Commissioner of Police Dr Peter Wiredu noted that the importance of library in today’s world cannot be downplayed in ensuring quality education.
The project he said, was therefore a timely intervention for not only the people of Nkonya Tepo but also for other surrounding communities.
He advised all, especially teachers and students, to maintain the facility to derive its maximum benefit.
He also charged the students to take advantage of the facility to help improve their reading skills.