The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Wenchi in the Bono Region, Dr. Prince Kwakye Afriyie, has performed a sod-cutting ceremony at the Wenchi Methodist ‘C’ Basic School for the construction of a modern Children’s Library for the Wenchi community.
The library, which comes with a modern computer laboratory, is being built by the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The project, among others, forms part of her initiatives to promote good reading and learning habits for school children.
Dr Afriyie Kwakye thanked Mrs Akufo-Addo for providing the people of Wenchi with the edifice to promote education.
He said the name of Wenchi has gone far because of great scholars and academicians that have come from within, adding that the facility would be equipped with computers and books to help school children in their studies.
Dr. Kwakye Afriyie said that the resources needed to undertake the project have been provided to the contractor, and, therefore, tasked him to work within the time frame to complete the said facility.
The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Efua Amuah, expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Akufo-Addo for undertaking such a project.
She said the library would contribute immensely towards the academic work of the school, especially since computer studies is also a key requirement in the schools’ curricular.
An executive of the construction firm (God’s Favour and Mercy Construction Limited), Mr. Francis Fosu, noted that resources needed for the project had been made available for a smooth take off, and gave the assurance that the library would be completed within three months.
He further promised to use the local people as his labour force to do the work.