Prior to the renovation, the library had not seen any development regarding its state since it was built in the year 2000.
Speaking at the inaugural event of the library the Corporate Communication of Karpowership Ghana, Sandra Amarquaye said the refurbishment of the library by Karpowership Ghana was crucial and in tandem with the company’s objectives of impacting lives in the society they operate in.
“As a company, we do not only want to be known for providing reliable electricity to homes and industries in Ghana, but also to positively impact society with this refurbished facility to cultivate culture of reading in the younger generation.
It is a well-accepted term that readers are leaders and for this reason, we seek to contribute our quota to the future leaders of Ghana with this refurbished library. "
She noted that the project was Karpowership’s own way of bidding farewell to the Tema community, which had been its host for the last three years, as the company fervently prepares to relocate its 470 MW Powership to the Sekondi Naval Base next month to utilize the country’s indigenous Natural Gas in the Western enclave.
She mentioned how the people of Tema had been continuously supportive of their operations since their inception in 2015 and had served as their home through the hospitality extended by the community.
“We are grateful to the community and the traditional leaders for their support through our stay here”.
The chief Executive of the Ghana Library Authority, Mr Hayford Siaw was grateful to Karpowership for the social interventions.
He said “the goal of the Ghana Library Authority is to ensure all the libraries we have are of modern standard for usage. The authority has started embarking on some renovation works of the libraries across the country. We would like to call upon organizations to emulate the works of Karpowership to assist with our libraries. “
He noted that it was important for the younger generations to be nurtured to cultivate the habit of reading.
Karpowership is the owner, operator and builder of the only Powership™ (floating power plant) fleet in the world and plays an active role in medium to long-term investments; providing access to fast-track, affordable and reliable electricity.
Currently, Karpowership owns and operates 22 Powerships with an installed capacity exceeding 3,500 MW and another 5,000 MW are under construction or in the pipeline.
Karpowership is operational in Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and the Caribbean.