The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey has urged parents, educators and stakeholders in the creative arts industry to patronise books written by Ghanaian authors and indigenes to empower and educate children as well as the youth about their identity and cultural heritage.
“The children, we are seeking to empower must be taught our identity through books. I am therefore calling on parents and educators to patronise books written by Ghanaian authors,” she said.
The first female Mayor of Accra said this on Tuesday at a press briefing ahead of the official launch of the Accra World Book Capital slated for April 24, under the theme: “Reading to connect minds for social transformation.”
The yearlong programme with the slogan: “Akwaaba, let’s read” which is expected to end on 22nd April 2024, entails a series of activities such as marathon reading sessions, spelling bees, quizzes, reading and creative-writing competitions, capacity-building workshops, and many more.