Presbyterian Relief Services and Developmen launches Rural Mobile Library Project

Accra, April 4, GNA – The Presbyterian Relief Services and Development (PRS&D), a wing of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has launched a project dubbed; “Caterpillar Rural Mobile Library” to improve reading and quality educational standards.

The wooden cabinet library facility, fully stocked with assorted books, can easily be carried from one place to another.

Reverend Dr S. Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCG, who launched the facility, praised PRS&D for the laudable project.

He expressed the hope that the Rural Mobile library would be extended to all presbyteries throughout the country.

Rev. Dr Ayete-Nyampong urged beneficial presbyteries to stock the library with contemporary books, including Holy Bibles, for the benefit of readers.

He urged chairpersons of presbyteries to engage competent and faithful personnel to manage the facility.

Rev Ayete-Nyampong said Ghanaians had little interest in reading making most of them to face difficulties when writing their examinations.

He said constant reading broadened knowledge and also improved the vocabulary of the individual.

Rev Daniel Oppong-Wereko, Director of PRS&D, said the Rural Mobile Library project was initiated to inculcate reading habits into the youth.

He said the activities of PRS&D were structured along key areas of the medium-term strategic plan of the church towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Mr Emmanuel Ankamah, Co-ordinator of the PRS&D, said the books and wooden cabinets for the project, estimated at 2,500 Ghana cedis, started in 2010 in six presbyteries on pilot bases.

He said the PRS&D received assistance in the form of books from the International Federation of Library Association, USA, with members including Sam Wood, Unimax Macmillan and International Book Project.

He said six new presbyteries had been selected to benefit from the second phase of the project and named them as Asante Akyem, Central, Ga, Volta and Western.

Mr Ankamah said the facility was set to benefit deprived communities to help arrest falling standard of education.