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Diasporian News Tue, 8 Mar 2016

Emmanuel Group of Companies donates books to Ashanti Library

Emmanuel Group of Companies donates books to Ashanti Library

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The CEO of Emmanuel Group of Companies in the United Kingdom, Mr Emmanuel has come to the rescue of the Ashanti regional library, by donating educational books running into hundreds of pounds.

Some of the books donated were Science, Geography, Mathematics, Health, English and History Books for adult students, as well as dictionaries and story books for children as a gesture for the Ghana independence celebration in the UK.

The business magnate who keeps expanding his wholesale, distribution and retail company has promised to fill the Ashanti Library in three sets of consignments each year, with the first already dispatched to Abigail Fremah Boakye via Ultimate FM 106.9 Kumasi.

As the essence of supporting the ‘Ashanti Library Book Donation Campaign’ reach its ultimate goal, Mr Emmanuel said, “Well when I heard about it, I thought to myself why not, I grew up in Kumasi and have been to the library couple of times, and to hear that the library is sort of empty without any books and then looking back at how the library has supported us through our childhood, I was a bit sad, so giving back to help the community redeem itself, is the best thing to do.”

He further indicated that since the world is moving at a faster speed, scientifically and geographically, there will be the need to grow Ghana’s Information, Communication and Technological base rapidly in other not to be left in that direction.

“The world is changing hence the need to update ourselves in terms of what books our children and students are reading and is more about the science, the geography, the maths, computer and technological literacy,” he said.

Miss Abigail Fremah Boakye, the young lady masterminding the campaign to sustain and maintain the library, informed Mr Charles Asare of Angel FM who then contacted Clarke Pentoa, a journalist who is helping to push the campaign further in the United Kingdom to reach its mission.

Source: Yaw Nketia