Obour urges parents to buy indigenous books
The President of MUSIGA, Singer, Songwriter and Performer, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), has urged parents to patronize books written and produced buy Ghanaians. Obour made a case for the purchase of indigenous books in a documentary produced by the Ghana Book Development Council (GBDC).
The documentary forms part of GBDC’s campaign, dubbed“Learn to read; read to learn” which has been initiated to create and increase awareness of the numerous benefits of reading, particularly to children. The documentary comprises prominent personalities and role models who still make time to read in spite of their busy schedule.
Obour admonished parents to encourage their children to read locally produced books written by Ghanaians so as to help them imbibe the rich culture of Ghana. “Buy local books, buy story books written by Ghanaians so that your children can also grow not just reading but also imbibing the culture and traditions of our great nation, Ghana,” he said.
These prominent personalities and role models, who are people the children readily identify with, have been recorded reading aloud children’s books, particularly books written by Ghanaian authors.Obour read Patience O. Vomawor’s book titled “ KwakuAnanse and the Honey Bottle.”