January 27, 2022

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Ghana Library Authority wins 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards

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The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) has been acknowledged by the United Nations for its work in utilizing its Arms-on Cell ICT lessons challenge to drive inclusive and equitable know-how training in Ghana at a ceremony hosted by the Authorities of United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Ten initiatives by public establishments from all over the world had been recognised for the 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA).

GhLA, which was based in 1950 and is thought to be the second oldest authorities establishment arrange by an Act of Parliament of Ghana emerged victorious within the class of “Fostering Innovation to ship inclusive and equitable providers for digital transformation”.

The 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards ceremony was held beneath the theme “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Authorities Fashions for a New Period to Attain the Sustainable Improvement Objectives”. It was co-organized by the United Nations Division of Financial and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the federal government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ghana Library Authority wins 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards

The UNPSA is essentially the most prestigious worldwide recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the artistic achievements and contributions of public service establishments that result in a simpler and responsive public administration in nations worldwide. GhLA is the primary public sector establishment to win the award for Ghana.

In his remarks after the award, Mr. Hayford Siaw, the Govt Director of the Ghana Library Authority acknowledged, “Data Communication Know-how (ICT) has develop into one of many vital areas to spend money on and recognizing its value, we at Ghana Library Authority are assembly the wants of the much less privileged learners by taking digitization to their doorstep. This award is due to vital influence and success amongst beneficiaries of the challenge.”

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Ghana Library Authority wins 2021 United Nations Public Service Awards
Left- Ghana’s Ambassador to UAE( Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan), Center- Govt Director of Ghana Library Authority(Mr. Hayford Siaw), Proper- Board Chair for Ghana Library Authority (Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan)

“The Ghana Library Authority has been working to advertise digital literacy exterior the brick-and-mortar surroundings; therefore, we aren’t limiting ourselves to solely the bodily library area however reasonably aiming to attach Ghanaians to information sources via each attainable means. Arms-on Cell ICT class is one in every of such”, Mr. Siaw emphasised.

The Board Chairperson of GhLA, Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan on her half expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for his or her help to GhLA to achieve this stage of recognition.

This award by the United Nations comes on the again of an identical recognition by the London E book Honest Worldwide Excellence Awards earlier within the yr because the ‘2021 Library of the Yr’.

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