Government of Ghana as part of its investment in the education sector has resourced the Ghana Library Authority with twenty (20) new Isuzus double cabin Pick-up vehicles from the Ministry of Education, funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND).
This is the largest number of vehicle the Authority has received since its inception 70 years ago.
The handing over which was held at the Independence Square on March 12, 2020, was performed on behalf of the H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
On his part, he stated that, the President, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is of the firm view that if this nation is to make any headway in its quest for economic development and building a resilient society, then we must pay attention to the advancement of human capital which will enhance democracy and socio-economic development.
“It is not enough to put students in schools, therefore there must be a clear and purpose drive to ensure more learning outcomes,” he noted.
The Vice President commended the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for his tireless effort in promoting education in Ghana.
The Executive Director of the Ghana Library Authority, Mr. Hayford Siaw, speaking after the handing stated that; the 20 pick- up trucks will enhance the Authority’s objective in promoting literacy and life-long learning.
“The role of libraries in education cannot be over-emphasized, hence as part of our 2020 Year of Learning activities, the Authority wants to make sure every Ghanaian benefits from library services. These vehicles will aid us in transporting books and monitoring our libraries, especially in those rural areas”, he added.
A total number of 365 Isuzu Double cabin pick-up trucks and 493 motorbikes were handed over to the educational sector. Out of the 365 pick-up trucks, 260 were allocated to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Education Offices and remaining 105 were allocated to the Ministry of Education and its agencies.