An ultramodern Library and ICT complex has been commissioned at Ohawu in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region in memory of the late former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah -Arthur.
Christened, the Amissah-Arthur Learning Centre, the fifty thousand dollar ($50,000) worth facility is expected to enhance the standard of education in the community and its neighbouring villages.
It is the brainchild of a citizen of the area Ben Dotse Malor through his Torna Foundation in collaboration with the family of the late Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
Other philanthropists and benefactors in the country and abroad also contributed funds and resources towards the realisation of the project.
Mr. Dotse-Malor -a former Communications Advisor to former President John Dramani Mahama, disclosed that his Torna Foundation intends to initiate a scholarship scheme to cater for brilliant students in the area as a follow up and was hopeful that the move will transform the lives of young ones in the area to be meaningful citizens.
“My dear friends and family, ladies gentlemen, please thank God with us. It’s been an awesome day in our village. We are overwhelmed with the kindness, support, and encouragement of so many generous persons. The brand new Amissah-Arthur Learning Centre has been officially opened. It’s a duplex made up of a Library and a Computer or IT Lab. Young lives are set to be transformed for higher heights.”
The facility is expected to help school pupils to step up their ability to read, learn and write in school.
In a facebook post, ahead the event, Ben Dotse Malor said on the first anniversary of the Former Veep’s demise, and with the dedication, support, and commitment of Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the new library and computer complex has been furnished through the support of Mrs. Amissah Arthur’s NGO, “Break The Myth” NGO, stocking the library with huge collection of books and other learning materials.
Mr. Dotse Malor added that a local management committee will be trained by Mrs Amissah- Arthur to run the new facility.
He described the late Veep, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as a champion and example of education, public service and an accountable, decent, dignifying son of Ghana.
Commissioning the facility, the wife (widow) of the late Vice President Kwesi Amissah -Arthur, Matilda Amissah- Arthur urged the community to take good care of gadgets and books in the facility to ensure that it last longer.
She pledged to through her NGO, “Break the Myth” periodically restock the centre.
The Amissah Arthur Learning Centre in Ohawu is stocked with three thousand two hundred (3,200) books, eighteen (18) computers and other teaching and learning materials.
The Chiefs and people of Ohawu for their part, believe it is befitting to honour the late Vice President by dedicating the learning Centre to his memory as he was inspirational when he visited the town.