Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti

Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti officially commissioning the library

Although the reading decline in our society today certainly makes one wince, we can also be optimistic, as a reading project under the tutelage of Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti has been launched at Akwamu Adumasa in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

The main focus of the project is to stress the need to accelerate reading culture among pupils in public basic schools.

At a durbar to commemorate five years of the reign of Oyiakahyire Nana Ansah Kwao IV, chief of Akwamu Adumasa, Dr Gifty Anti called for a collective effort towards the cultivation of reading habit among the citizenry, especially school children in the Akwamu Adumasa community and its environs.

The Awo Dansoa’s Library, a flagship project instituted by Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti, is not only aimed at inculcating reading habits among children, but also broadening their knowledge to know more about their world at large.

The former GTV news anchor challenged parents, traditional rulers, the clergy and opinion leaders to continue to contribute their quota towards the welfare of children and their education in order to promote sustainable transformation and development.

The library

The library

Referring to a West African Examinations Council (WAEC) comment, Oheneyere Dr Gifty Anti pointed out that many children who fail their examinations do so because they do not understand the questions posed as a result of language barriers.

In an address, Oyiakahyire Nana Ansah Kwao hammered on the need for parents to make their children’s education a priority so as to help build a better society. To ginger the interest of pupils towards reading and promote extensive reading habit among them in the community, Wednesdays and Saturdays have been proposed as obligatory reading days by the chief.

The Durbar

The grand occasion brought together residents from other villages like Akrade, Gyekiti, Adjena, Pese and Apeguso. A special delegation from the Anlo State sent by Togbui Sri III was also present to cement their long-standing relationship between the Anlos and the Akwamus.

Akwamuman was once a prominent state with territories covering most of the southern parts of present day Ghana, with many Akans tracing their roots to Akwamu.

The Omanhene of Akwamu, Odeneho Akoto III, used the occasion to honour Oyiakahyire Nana Ansah Kwao for playing instrumental roles in the area of education and seeking to rekindle the historic, cultural, political and spiritual bond among the people in the entire Akwamu State.

By Dzigbordi Fomenyah

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