Children from Ekumfi Nanaben and its environs, in the Central Region will benefit from a US$60,000 library being funded by the African Trust Tokyo, Japan in honour of the President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills.
The library with a seating capacity of 150 and an Information and Communication (ICT) centre capable of seating 40 people was a donation from the Trust in memory of Professor Mills as an accomplished academician, technocrat and a humble politician.
It is also to honour Mills' for the proper nurturing and the good parenting of Professor Mills.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, who cut the sod for construction work to begin on the library at Ekumfi Nanaben, where Professor Mills' father comes from, commended the African Trust Tokoyo, Japan for thinking about children of the area.
Mrs Benyiwa-Doe described the project as timely as it will go a long way to help address the decline in education in the area by inculcating the habit of reading in children.
She advised parents to encourage their children to make use of the library to justify the donation.
The regional Minister reiterated that some of the teachers who were posted to the region took advantage of the tertiary institutions in the region to improve their own educational standards to the detriment of the children they were supposed to impart knowledge to.
Reverend Eldad Bonney, a lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, said the project is to be executed with communal labour from the people, with Kwame Danso of Winneba as the architect and that it is expected to be completed within three months.
The Chief of Nanaben, Okofo Gyasi IV, commended the African Trust Tokyo, Japan for its immense contribution by donating the library to improve education in the area.