Child Right International has expressed their disappointment on how the almost completed children library have been abandoned after the change of Government.
Child Right International is therefore demanding for the immediate completion of the solely purposed library project.
This came to light at a press conference presented by the Executive Director of Child Right International, Mr. Bright Kweku Appiah in Accra.
He disclosed that the library from the onset was a laudable one because, it would be the first ‘Solely Purposed’ children library in the country.
Ghana Library Authority he indicated should recognize the project as theirs and commit themselves towards the realization of its objective by all the things that matter in the process.
“Our concern is that whatever the state of the audit is should not affect the state of the library that is meant to promote learning of children in the country. If the building has been completed, it is only prudent that it is stocked and furnished to fulfill the purpose for which it was built”.
According to Mr. Bright Appiah, the abandoned building is beginning to deteriorate and that, it would be a blatant waste of both state and citizen resources which is highly unacceptable.
“Child Rights International believes that it will be a sad day in the history of this country if this laudable project is abandoned. Wisdom dictates that the project is completed and handed over to the Ghana Library Authority as it would be the actualization of constitutional requirements for the welfare of children in the country and a meaning to CSR”.
Agreement was reached between SSNIT and Ghana Library Authority on the proposal for which SSNIT agreed to earmark almost 4 million dollars for the project. SSNIT role was to construct the building, furnished and stocked the library with books and modern equipment.
Ghana Library Authority is to also provide the site for construction of the facility and recruit staff upon completion of the project.
Meanwhile, the project is said to have been completed three years ago, as it is fully fitted with air conditions and disability friendly.
The facility has a mobile library, conference halls, a recreational area with astro turf, a first aid room, state-of-the-art disability-friendly toilet facilities, a computer room, offices, a large packing space and waiting area and a power plant.
Story by: William Sarpong/sharpnewsgh.com