Rotary Club inaugurates GH¢50,000 c’nity for Tegbi

A Community library estimated at a cost of GH¢50,000 was on Saturday, inaugurated at Tegbi in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region by the Rotary Club of Tema.

 

The President of the Tema Rotary Club, Mercy Akonnor said the project which was supported by Brother’s Brother Foundation in the US was part of efforts aimed at complementing the infrastructural deficit in rural Ghana to promote education and literacy.

 

Stocked with over 8,000 reference and text books, Ms Akonnor stated that, the library was a place for knowledge acquisition through learning, referencing and research which would facilitate and scale up academic performance in the community.

 

In that regard, she advised students from basic schools to tertiary level in the community to utilise the facility to their highest benefit.

 

She urged teachers to establish a good relationship with students and adopt professional and friendly methodology in teaching to enable the students especially those considered as the academically weak to embrace and absorb their concepts.

 

She expressed the hope that the facility would turn the academic fortunes of the community positively in the years to come.

 

Ms Akonnor urged the Keta Municipal Assembly to provide computers for the library to support the learning of Information and Communication Technology and support its growth and development in areas of maintenance, security, electricity and other requirements.

 

The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Seth Yormewu said the library came at an opportune time to complement robust programmes designed by the assembly to improve teaching and learning with the ultimate aim of improving examination results and access to higher education for students and pupils in the area.

 

A Rotarian and native of Tegbi, Mr John Senanu Amegashie told the Ghanaian Times that the library would encourage students and pupils to learn and acquire higher academic knowledge that could be applied in any sphere of life for a sustainable living.

 

This he said would also minimise crime rate in the country because “the devil finds work for the idle hand.”

 

He said there would be community and social engagements to enlighten parents on relevance of the library to encourage their children to use the facility for its intended purpose.

 

Caption for pictures.  Ms Mercy Akonnor (middle) reading inscriptions on the plaque. Looking on are Togbe Gawu V(left), Chief of Tegbi and Mr Yormewu (second from right).

From Ken Afedzi, Tegbi

 

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