The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has commissioned a new ultra-modern library at Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region. This is one of the 15 libraries built by the Rebecca Foundation with support from other partners to inculcate reading habits among school children by providing them with the right ambience and adequate, interesting, and relevant reading materials to enrich their knowledge.
Addressing the gathering at the ceremony to commission the new edifice, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said she is very excited to see the completion of the ultra-modern Library facility at Akropong-Akuapem in the
Eastern Region. She said it’s indeed a dream come true and was very grateful to the good people of Akuapem, the Chiefs and Elders, the MCE and the Assembly.
Mrs. Akufo-Addo advised the children in this community and its environs to make good use of the facility since it will go a long way to help their future.
The First Lady added that the ‘Learning to Read, Reading to Learn’ initiative is to support the government in achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development (SDG) Goal 4, which aims to “Ensure
inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Acheampong, said reading is a major yardstick to acquire education and that library plays a significant role by providing access to information and resources. He gave thanks to Rebecca Foundation for setting up the library in the area and tasked the
community to put the facility to good use.

On his part, the Okuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo III, was very grateful for the library and asked the people of Akuapem, especially the students, to make use of the library. He also stressed the need to help
maintain the building and keep it in good shape. He promised the First Lady, the library would surely make a great impact on the people of Okuapem.

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