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Regional News Fri, 18 Jul 2014

Volta Library and Contractors strike deal on unfinished complex

The Volta Regional Directorate of the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), has reached a gentleman’s agreement with the contractor and consultant working on the Regional Library Complex to use two rooms there, while work progressed.

The agreement followed a rainstorm in June this year, which partially ripped off the roofs of the current office building, necessitating the evacuation of some books, piles of newspapers and other materials.

Mr. Alikem rpt Alikem Tamakloe, Volta Regional Director of the GLA, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Thursday that, “in the circumstances and the likelihood of successive thunderstorms, I had to strike the deal with the contractors.”

He said no staff was re-located to the complex, some 400 metres away from the current office in Ho.

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“Staff only go there (uncompleted complex) to pick books and other materials when needed,” Mr Tamakloe stated.

He said the Library Complex, initiated in 2003, was between 70 and 78 per cent complete.

Mr. Tamakloe said work left to be done, include tiling, ceiling, painting and landscaping.

He said, the complex when completed, would have two adult sections, two kids sections, rare collection department, conference and lecture rooms and an event hall.

Source: GNA
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