June 17, 2018


Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum had indicated to Parliament plans by the Ghana Library Authority to establish libraries through out the 254 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the Country.

According to the Deputy Minister who had to step in for the sector Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh because proceedings started late, noted that when funds are available Garu-Tempane District would benefit.

This came to light when Member of Parliament for Garu-Tempane, Albert Akuka Alalzuuga wanted to know when his District would have a public library.

According to Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum public libraries are social intervention service which promote the quality of life of the most vulnerable and since the inception of the Ghana Library Authority  in 1950, it has been able to establish only 60 libraries across the country.

He further pointed out that George Padmore Research Library on Africa Affairs performs same functions of the National Library Authority.

Again, the authority is to promote lifelong learning among the populace with the objective of ensuring the development of individual’s social and intellectual capabilities and the creation of a well-informed society for nation development.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com