West Blue Consulting, a Ghanaian ICT Solution company, is spearheading the construction of the e-library project, which aims at building 60 libraries across the country.
Currently, there are only 60 public libraries throughout the country.
Mrs Valentina Mintah, the CEO of West Blue, underscored the important role Information; Communication and Technology played in the society.
expressed the hope that the Library Programme would ensure that the marginalised groups in the selected areas, were empowered with knowledge to participate fully and actively in the society.
“We are at West Blue Consulting are indeed very honoured to be working with the Ghana@60 Committee to support Ghana’s developmental agenda,” she said.
Mrs Mintah said the programme would adopt a Public; Private and Community approach to assure sustainability, which was much needed component.
“We will ensure full participation from all stakeholders, from design through build, to management, aiding local employment,” she said.
She said with access to Information and Technology in their local communities, “not only would community members be able to communicate -our girls will learn to embrace femininity whilst being strong, our boys mighty and constructive, and our youth, to dream big; complimented by sound life plans”.
Mrs Mintah said the library programme would cater for the adults and elderly to ensure that they were upskilled to participate in today’s technology world, whilst equipping them to effectively parent today’s “Snapchat” and “Instagram” child.
The project is expected to be completed by March 2018 and will be constructed in deprived communities.