Sekyere Kumawu MP unveils first Rebecca Foundation library in Ashanti region
Honourable member of parliament for Sekyere Kumawu constituency in Ashanti region of Ghana, Phillip Basoah, has unveiled the first Rebecca Foundation funded library in the region.
The Kumawu Anglican Basic School-located computerised library will serve the Sekyere Kumawu district and adjoining communities in promoting the culture of reading spearheaded by the first lady, Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
“I was approached by the head of this Anglican Basic School to help them get a library on their parcel of land. Upon my enquiries from the church all their land documentations were intact hence the relief for me to proceed to lobby to get the library project executed. I forwarded my request to the first lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Two options were put before me. To get the privilege of having children from Sekyere Kumawu appear on the reading programme on the national television or make land available for a library. As already hoped and prayed for, I hurriedly opted for the latter and within two months this library was ready for commissioning,” Mr. Basoah speaking at the event Thursday.
The lawmaker thanked the first lady, represented by the foundation’s press secretary, Richard Darko, for her gesture and pledged his commitment to ensure that the stakeholder agencies put the library to good use to advance education in and around Sekyere Kumawu.
The library is the first in Ashanti and one of the six built and commissioned by the Rebecca Foundation.
In another development the MP has donated GH¢10,000 to the Kumawu District Polyclinic to cater for its immediate needs after parts of the roofing were ripped of during Monday’s heavy downpour.
Source: Osei Kuffour