- A five thousand Ghana cedi library complex, stocked with assorted books and constructed by the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), has been inaugurated and handed over to the chiefs and the people of Gomoa Ekwamkrom in the Central region.
The rational for the provision of library for the Ekwamkrom Methodist Junior High School, was to inculcate reading habit into the children and also improve their standard of education.
Mr Ben Osam, General Manager Technical Service of TOR, who inaugurated the library complex on Thursday, said the construction of the library complex was in response to the appeal made by the Ekwamkrom Improvement Association, two years ago to the TOR to assist the town with the facility.
He said the company, as part of its social responsibility, agreed to put up the library in order to improve the academic performance of the students in the town.
Mr Osam said the library had been stocked with Mathematics, English and Science books as well as relevant story books.
He said since education was the key to the development of every human endeavour, the facilities would assist towards their becoming good future leaders.
The General Manager appealed to other corporate bodies and non governmental organizations to emulate TOR and provide similar projects for other communities in the Gomoa East District.
Nana Ekwam, Chief of Gomoa Ekawmkrom, expressed appreciation to the management of TOR for their gesture, and appealed to other companies and individuals to help construct more libraries for others schools in the town.
He appealed to TOR to assist in the provision of an Internet facility to the library to enable the students to know more about Information, Communication and Technology.
Nana Ekawm urged the parents to encourage their children to use their leisure periods to patronise the library to enhance their studies.
He cautioned parents who spent their monies on funeral cloths, drinks and other vain things to rather invest in their kids' education.
Nana Ekwam said the chiefs would continue to enforce bye-laws, which barred pupils and students from roaming on the streets after 8 pm, to enable them stay at home to study.