The youth of Asesewa in the Upper Manya district of the Eastern Region, will soon have access to a modern library facility to help uplift falling standard of education in those areas courtesy of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr. Jeff Tettey Kavienu.
The Upper Manya District, has in the last two years recorded some of the lowest grades in basic education in the Eastern Region.
The ultra-modern state-of the art library, is being initiated by the MP with his share of the MPs common fund at an estimated cost of GHc400, 000.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with this paper, Mr. Kavienu who is in parliament for the first time, lamented the fact that, the Constituency cannot boasts of a single library and that accounts for the low level of education in the area.
“Because there is no library facility in the area, it is very common to see most of the pupils after school trouping to the various game centers to have fun to the detriment of education which is their future”.
He explained further that when completed, the library would be equipped with modern and up-to-date books and internet facilities for research and e-book borrowing and sharing, among others.
He said, improving educational infrastructure across the country was a major priority of President John Mahama and the NDC administration and to remedy the falling standard of education in his Constituency, his MP free exercise books distribution and scholarship for brilliant but needy student programme, will continue unabated and would be expanded to more deprived areas like sublino, akunta, akrotokrogua, esoommanya, agadzadzete, baatokope, akokomasisi, dawayokunor and Adwenso, takorase,sutanpong, breponson, and also to kowhere.
The dynamic and project oriented MP, was full of praise for the Chiefs of the area for giving up a parcel of land for the library project. He said, the way and manner the chiefs of the area bought into his idea to provide a library for the area is commendable and must be praised.
He also singled out Plan Ghana, an international noon -governmental organisation (NGO) for their social intervention projects in the Constituency since 1993 saying “If and not because of them the educational situation in the area would have been more terrible.”
Mr. Jeff Kavienu, said Plan Ghana on their own has initiated projects to eliminate a lot of schools under trees and also provided scholarship for brilliant but needy student in the area.