The Rebecca Foundation has commissioned a library within the Lapas cluster of schools in Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti region.
It forms part of an initiative by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, through the Rebecca Foundation, to provide some communities with an ultra-modern library facility.
The libraries are stocked with books on varied subjects as well as computers and internet facility to enable pupils and teachers engage in informative and educational internet-based research.
Commissioning the facility on behalf of the First Lady, Richard Darko, press aide at the Office of the First Lady, said like the President Akufo-Addo, the First Lady is passionate about the empowerment of the youth through education.
According to Mr Darko, the First Lady has since 2017, through the Rebecca Foundation, constructed libraries across the country to provide pupils and the youth with a conducive environment to acquire knowledge.
He said the Rebecca Foundation has also empowered young girls and women economically and socially in the acquisition of vocational skills, provision of artisanal equipment and educational sponsorship and is poised to do more to complement government’s effort in enhancing the well-being of the youth.
The Oti Regional Minister, Dr Joseph Makubu, said he was positive that the library facility would significantly afford pupils the opportunity improve their educational performance, and soar to higher academic and professional laurels.
The Oti Regional Director for Education, Madam Georgina Mensah, said the facility has come at a time when many pupils have more time on their hands to engage in extracurricular activities, and urged the pupils in the community to patronise the facility to enrich their knowledge.