Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has refurbished the Tema Municipal library, the only library serving academia in Tema.
Prior to the renovation, the library had not seen any development regarding its state since it was built in the year 2000.
Speaking at the inaugural event of the library, the Corporate Communications Manager of Karpowership Ghana, Sandra Amarquaye, said the refurbishment of the library by her outfit was crucial and in tandem with its objective of impacting lives in the society it operates in.
“As a company, we do not only want to be known for providing reliable electricity to homes and industries in Ghana, but also to positively impact society with this refurbished facility to cultivate [a] culture of reading in the younger generation.
“It is a well-accepted term that readers are leaders and for this reason we seek to contribute our quota to the future leaders of Ghana with this refurbished library.”
She noted that the project was Karpowership’s own way of bidding farewell to the Tema community, which has been its host for the last three years.
The company fervently prepares to relocate its 470 MW Powership to the Sekondi Naval Base next month to utilize the country’s indigenous natural gas in the Western enclave.
She mentioned how the people of Tema have been continuously supportive of the company’s operations since it set up in 2015 and has served as their home through the hospitality extended by the community.
“We are grateful to the community and the traditional leaders for their support through our stay here.”
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, was grateful to Karpowership for the social interventions.
“The goal of the Ghana Library Authority is to ensure all the libraries we have are of modern standard for usage. The Authority has started embarking on some renovation works of the libraries across the country. We would like to call upon organizations to emulate the works of Karpowership to assist with our libraries.”
He noted that it was important for the younger generations to be nurtured to cultivate the habit of reading.