Ghanaian public libraries crisis

Two sad articles about the state of libraries in Ghana.
and: Ghanaweb

The MP for Hohoe South, Mr. Kosi Kedem has appealed to government and parliament to go to the rescue of public libraries whose state he described as “extremely alarming and an embarrassment to the country.”

“Most of the qualified professional librarians have deserted. Right now, there are only five professionals instead of a minimum requirement of 62. The staff is so underpaid that there is no motivation for work”.

The situation, he added was so bad that the board could not fulfill the barest minimum condition needed to retrieve donor funding from the Carnegie Corporation of the USA to fund the establishment of a national library in Ghana which was contingent upon the rehabilitation of the public libraries.