Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia has launched the ‘Accra Book Flood Project’ as part of activities to commemorate World International Literacy Day.
The project which was launched in Accra is to enrich libraries across the country with enough books to promote literacy.
It was on the theme; ‘Promoting Literacy for a World in Transition: Building the Foundation for Sustainable and Peaceful Societies.
According to her, public libraries were sanctuaries of knowledge and gateways to opportunities, saying “I am happy that through this project, we are committed to flooding our libraries of schools and communities with the gift of books, ensuring that every child and adult has access to the magic of reading.
She said investing in literacy, we invest in a brighter future, a future where individuals are empowered to navigate the complexities of our world, contribute to sustainable development and work together for a peaceful and inclusive global community.
Together, we embark on a journey of enlightenment, empowerment and enrichment through the written word.
Mrs Bawumia said the ability to read and write was not just a basic skill but the cornerstone upon which sustainable and peaceful societies are built. She said reading was the key that unlocked doors to knowledge, operation, and empowerment, adding that it was a universal right that every individual should enjoy regardless of their age, gender, or socio-economic background.
She explained that the inequality in literacy rates perpetuated social disparities, limited economic opportunities and hindered the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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