Reading Materials to be provided to boost literacy in Ghana as Samira Bawumia pledges
Samira Bawumia has pledged to make educational materials to help improve the current literacy rate in the country.
The pledge was made at the Samira Bawumia Literature Prize Awards ceremony which took place at the Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) Conference hall of the University of Ghana yesterday, the Second Lady said her Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP) will be intensified and commitments made to inculcate the habit of reading in Ghanaians.
The Second Lady, noted that her outfit will continue to support aspiring young Ghanaian writers while contributing to the growing literacy space in her country.
The awards ceremony brought together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the literacy works of basic and secondary school students.
She said, they will continue with the awards ceremony and publish the anthology of all the winning entries and give it some breathing time and hold the next awards ceremony after a year.
The Contestants of the literacy challenge won various prizes worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.
The first-place winners were awarded laptops and cash prizes of GH¢5000, second-place winners were given GH¢3000,and GH¢2000 for third place winners and 4th to 10th place winners in each category were awarded GH¢1000.
The Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Hon.Lydia Alhassan in her remarks also added her voice that as Ghanaians we should patronize the works of the awardee’s, as she promise to purchase ten copies of all the awardee’s work.
Story by Bugbila Moadow.