Paul Ayutoliya, FAVL CESRUD Ghana coordinator, reports:
I paid a visit to the Upper East Regional library today. The visit was for me to find out the current state of the regional library in terms of the library performance and to also update the regional librarian Mr. Leslie Kasanga on happenings at the Ghana libraries. Mr. Kasanga welcomed me to the library and was happy for the visit and said attendance to the regional library has lately been very encouraging. The problems still remains Government inability to provide the library with enough funds for their activities and fuel to fuel the library van to go to Accra and bring the books that have been allocated to the regional library. He touched on a number of outreach programs he has planned to carry out which will benefit the library users but unable to do so due to lack of funding. I briefed Mr. Kasanga on recent happenings in our libraries; patronage has been good, activities so far have been good. I touched also on CESRUD partnering with Biblionef Ghana in providing books for 20 basic Schools in West B circuit all in Sumbrungu. Mr. Kasanga was happy that CESRUD have been able to help in expanding the community libraries to the basic schools. I hinted we are likely to invite him to our libraries during this year vacation classes periods to observe what we normally do and perhaps add his input. He said he will be ready to honour such invitation.