Patience Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Nov. 10, GNA – The Right Reverend Samuel K. Osabutey, the Diocesan Bishop of the Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, on Friday, said the assumption that people do not read enough these days is a fallacy.
He said people walked in every now and then to purchase books, saying that, the legacy cannot be taken over by any new forms of technology.
Rt. Rev. Osabutey said this when he dedicated the Accra Methodist Book Depot at a ceremony in Accra.
The Methodist Book Depot Limited (MBDL) was established over 100 years ago to serve both the Methodist Church of Ghana and society, as well as serving as a business wing of the church.
Over the years, the unit has been the major source of supply of religious literature, text books among others, to people of all ages and classes across the country.
Rt Rev. Osabutey said formerly, the Bookshop was located on the first floor of the building but they realised that customers were finding it difficult to climb the stairs, so the Board Members agreed to relocate it to a new place within the premises to ease the burden on their customers.
He said being a Christian Organisation, their commitment towards the satisfaction of the public is paramount and pledged to continue to make available relevant and good books, including Christian literature for the public.
He said the relocation was to regain its lost grounds in the bookshop industry as well as withstand the competition from other players.
Mr Kenneth Kofi Asamoah, Managing Director of the MBDL, said they would continue to put in measures to make assessing quality books easier for the public.
Answering questions on the threats posed by the street book sellers on their corridors, he said they do not pose any challenge to the bookshop because they have an advantage over them.
He said prices of books at the Methodist Book Depot are far lower than those selling on the street and the public always come to the Depot first before considering outsiders.