Ahafo And Bono Regions Have Only 6 Public Libraries – Research Report

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A research study conducted by Anane Institute has revealed that the Ahafo, Bono East and Bono regions have only 6
public libraries serving a population of 2.5 million people.
The report of the study which was
released to the Citizen Times, shows that the public libraries are found in
Sunyani, Techiman, Kintampo, Duayaw Nkwanta, Goaso and Dormaa.
In an interview with the Citizen
Times, the Executive Director of the Anane Institute, Edward Twum Anane, said
the inadequate public libraries are having a negative effect on education in
these regions.
He also revealed that most of the
existing libraries lack modern books, computers, internet connection and
According to him, the only way we
can inculcate the habit of reading into pupils and students is to furnish them
with well-equipped and advanced libraries.
“For all these regions to have just
six (6) public libraries is woefully inadequate,” he bemoaned.
He, therefore, called on
authorities to help provide more libraries in the Ahafo, Bono East and Bono
Mr Anane elucidated that reading is
one of the foundations we cannot look down if we want to build a better
educational system.
“If we want to build a strong educational
system in this country, then we have to invest in building more libraries.
Reading is very important and it shouldn’t be underestimated. I appeal to
authorities to factor this in our budgets as a matter of urgency,” he pleaded.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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