Madam Sylvia Arthur (left) explaining how the libraries will operate to some journalists at the Osu e-Ananse Library in Accra

West Blue Consulting, an Information Technology (IT) company, has begun a project to build a new concept of public libraries in the country that will allow the public, particularly students, to have access to a wide collection of books from the various African cultures.
Dubbed the “e-Ananse Libraries”, the project, which is aimed at enhancing the reading culture among Ghanaian students, will have an Ananse Hut, an outdoor space where programmes of live literature events will take place.

There will also be a shade where patrons will be allowed to watch movies that throw more light on African cultures and how they originated.
Two of such libraries have been built at Osu and the University of Ghana in the Greater Accra Region.

At a media engagement in Accra, the General Manager of West Blue, Mr Kingsley Abeyieh, said the e-Ananse libraries would have professional and renowned authors who would be engaged to conduct book readings and reviews of celebrated writers.

He said the libraries would provide Ghanaians with culturally relevant resources that “celebrate the African heritage and at the same time display books of other writers”.

He said the libraries “are the realisation of a long-held dream of West Blue’s Founder, Ms Valentina Mintah, to provide Ghanaians with culturally relevant resources that celebrate the African heritage, in line with her mantra: “Think global; know local”

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