Accra, Dec. 15, GNA - Mr Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, Board Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board, has called on Ghanaians to inculcate the habit of reading to ensure the rapid development of the nation.
He said the country’s slow progress was as a result of poor reading habit which had held back the acquisition of knowledge needed for development.
Mr Owusu-Agyeman made the call at the launch of a book titled ‘Conquering with Perseverance: Our Past, Our Present and Our Future’ in Accra.
The 724-page book, authored by the Almanac Compilation Team of the St Augustine’s College Old Students Union (APSU) serves as a reference book for the College.
Mr Owusu-Agyemang, who is a member of the 1961 Year Group of the College urged the students to take their studies seriously and to desist from all forms of negative tendencies that may ruin their future aspirations.
He commended the APSU for coming out with the book and expressed the hope that the book would serve the purpose for which it was published.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, Chairman of the Group Nduom, said the school established in 1930 has trained many graduates most of them occupying top governmental positions but yet to produce a President.
He commended the leadership of the College for maintaining a high level of discipline over the years and expressed the hope that the College would continue to produce products needed for national development.
Dr Anthony Osei, President of APSU, said the book would help inculcate in the students the spirit of reading.
The first copy was auctioned for GH¢ 20,000.00