Author ‘Of Women and Frogs’, Madam Bisi Adjapon has applauded concept by West Blue Consulting, an Information Technology (IT) company to build public libraries in the country.
According to her, such initiative would rise desire by the young and old to keep themselves academically active to meet the growing demands of all learning fields particularly in improving literacy rate and development.
Speaking at the second edition of the e-Ananse book reading session in Osu last Friday, she indicated the initiative channeled would inculcate the habit of reading among all persons to improve learning outcomes to explore the world.
Bisi said “I am very happy to see such an edifice and story telling setting in Ghana. I didn’t know there is something like this in Ghana until today. I like the setting, I like the way the audience were close to me…this is fantastic”
She believes that such opportunities also offer school children the chance to come closer to books and also enable them have the opportunity to choose from among a variety of books.
She observed that the choice of a particular profession for any individual begins at an early stage of human development, and therefore such opportunities contribute to the decision that they would make in future.
She therefore, charged parents, guardians, opinion leaders, the media and all stakeholders at the gathering to play a role in ensuring that children cultivate the habit of reading to actively participate in the ‘e-Ananse Library’ project.
e-Ananse Library Mission
The e-Ananse Libraries are to help revitalize Ghana’s reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st Century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events.
Each library have an e-Ananse technology hub, christened the Innovation Hub, which is equipped with internet-enabled PCs which would give library-members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.
West Blue Consultant aims at using the concept to help improve the standard of education in the country.
General Manager, Mr Kingsley Abeyieh revealed the libraries are opened every Tuesdays to Fridays from 12pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.