(NF-ACCRA)-The 48 hours Marathon reading session for both students and residents within the Ayawaso Central has ended at the Ayidiki Electoral area on Friday.

The reading marathon was under the Theme ; reading to  connect minds for social transformation and was supervised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) under the auspices of the United Nations Education , Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The 48 hours Marathon reading session was part of activities to mark the Accra World Book Capital (AWBC) a UNESCO sponsored reading policy to help inculcate the habit of reading into students and community members at large.

Accra was the fourth City in Africa to have won the bid to hold the event  this year 2023, due to it effort to promote youth empowerment programs across the sub-region.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr Alexander Tsumasi Assembly Member, Ayidiki electoral area noted that, reading was very essential in human development stressing that, at least residents including students must try to read something from a book on daily basis.

Mr Dankwah opined that reading offered the opportunity to learn new vocabularies and help widens once scoop to acquire knowledge.

According to him parents and guardians must at all time ensure their wards read from good and relevant sources so as to be responsible Citizens.

Mrs Rhoda Akueteh Ayawaso Central NCCE director expressed grave gratitude for the massive turn up during the climax of the reading session in the Ayidiki and Nkansah Djan communities.

she called on the Assembly Members, Clergies and other important institutions to support reading programs within the Municipality.


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