The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts, Hon DZIFA Gomashie has donated a Library to the Avoeme Basic School in Aflao.
The Library which she has branded with the National colours and named after her parents has the capacity to seat about a hundred students at a time.
The library block was an abandoned classroom she renovated, provided books and a computers as a response to an appeal for a library.
According to an elated Assistant Headmaster of the school, Mr Richard Dzorkpe, the facility is the first of its kind in the municipality.
In her Speech, The Co- Chairperson of the Occasion, Television personality, Nanahemaa Adwoa Awindor expressed her delight at the gesture to the pupils and said it was an investment that will yield results for the community. She urged the School to maintain the facility properly and take good care of the books.
On her part, Hon DZIFA Gomashie said the commissioning day coincided with her late mother’s birthday as a promise she made to her late mother to provide a library for the school. She added that both parents of hers taught in the Avoeme Basic School in the late 50’s so she owes it a responsibility to support the school. She urged the teachers and parents to help the children inculcate the habit of Reading. She also appealed to the management of the school to allow children in the community to access the facility.
She narrated how education has been a factor that changed the story of her family and many other low income families.
The chief of Avoeme, Togbe Anugbo IV, who was the chairman of the occasion, expressed joy at the gesture and acknowledged Hon Gomashie for her continuous support to the community before her appointment and was happy that she continues to support her community even as a Deputy Minister.
The guests were taken round the facility after the commissioning.