Akim Oda (E/R)- The Newmont Akyem Mines has commissioned a refurbished Library at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality of the Eastern Region to attract more readers and learners to the centre.
Mr Joshua Mortoti, the General Manager of Newmont Akyem Mines, said the mines and an implementing partner, United Way- Ghana have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Library Authority to promote reading culture in Ghana.
He said this during the commissioning of the refurbished Library at Akim Oda.
The refurbishing included re-roofing, painting and connection of pipe-borne water to the library.
Apart from the renovation, the mining company also donated over 1,000 reading books, a tricycle for mobile library, 30 chairs and desks to the library.
Mr Mortoti expressed the hope that, the refurbished facility will ignite a life-long passion for reading within the community to pave the path to a brighter future.
Mr Evans Korletey, the Eastern Regional Director of Ghana Library Authority, said a learning environment was a great asset and also offered a positive ambience to motivate people to read.
The Akim Oda Library had 716 membership by the end of 2019 and from January to February, 2020, it had recorded 241 new members.
Nana Okyere Boamah I, the Ekonahene of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area performed the tape cutting ceremony and unveiled a plague to commemorate the day together with the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, Madam Victoria Adu.
Source: Ghana News Agency