Mrs Rebecca Odua Akita, Ashanti Regional Librarian, has appealed to individuals and organisations to assist the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to enable it to effectively operate, particularly its children libraries, established in various communities.
She appealed to teachers and parents to encourage children to read story books to broaden their outlook and develop their writing skills.
Mrs Akita was speaking at the closing ceremony of a quiz and essay writing competition, organized by the GhLA for 19 selected basic schools in the Kumasi Metropolis, as part of this year’s International Children’s Book Day celebration, in Kumasi.
She said the Ashanti Regional Library has acquired computers for some community libraries that had been connected to the Internet.
Martyrs of Uganda Junior High School (JHS) emerged winner of the essay writing competition and received assorted books, a beautifully designed shield and “T” shirts.
Saint Louis Demonstration JHS and Salvation Army JHS took second and third positions, respectively and were also presented with books “T”-shirts and certificates.
Fregina Learning Centre came first in the primary schools quiz competition, with Glory of God International and State Primary, taking the second and third places.
They carried away books, “T”-shirts and certificates and gifts were presented to the best child library user.