Mohammed Adjei Sowah (Mayor of Accra) -left and Nana Afia Siraa Ababio III - right

Nana Afia Siraa Ababio III, executive director of EoHope Foundation has been honoured for her immense contribution towards the promotion of the culture of reading in the country.

She was honoured at an event at the British council dubbed " Ghana Reads! Reading Soirée and Honours". The event was organised to mark the 2018 World Book Day in Ghana during the "Ghana Reads"reading soiree and honours' session

 It was designed to be a mini festival of reading, showcase of books, reading workshops and honouring of individuals & institutions that have contributed in the reading campaign in Ghana.

It featured various forms of reading—as Read Chain, Dramatic Readings, Read Alouds with Icons, Voices & Acts among others.

Speaking to the media, the Queen mother of Kato indicated AKOMLIP – Ghana which is the community mobile library subsidiary of the foundation is yet to cover other parts of the country and requires the benevolence of all.

"We are currently operating in few districts in Brong Ahafo and I hope this success will ginger both volunteers and board members to invest more into the project. Lack of a van, litetature books and funds at times impede the growth and impact of our efforts hence I'll call on the general public to come to our aid because an educated populace is an enlightened one; but it must begin with our younger generation" she pleaded.

Nana Ababio III however entreated parents to replace sweets and teddy bears and games as birthday gifts and rewards with books which broaden the horizon of their wards. "we can only help our children to match and fit into the current dynamics of life IG we are able to buy them books and insist on them to tead. All other gifts and goodies may fade but our efforts to help them read can help them compete in all walks of life 'cos knowledge is power. We have to demise the assertion that secrets must be hidden in books for blacks. It must start with our children" the Berekum Werempehemaa charged.

Among the personalities that graced the occasion was the former second lady of the republic, Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur.

 The reading programme by Ghana Reads Initiative is a project of the Pan African Poet/ Spoken word Artiste of 2016—Oswald Okaitei.

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