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Posted on 2019-10-18 08:22:00

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UNESCO backs establishment of e-Ananse libraries

Posted on 2019-09-20 13:09:56

The Ghana office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has backed the establishment of the e-Ananse libraries in the country to promote literacy and equip the young generation with IT skills that hopefully will expose them to global opportunities. E-Ananse libraries are new concept of public libraries where students are given access to a wide collection of books from various African cultures as well as an environment that exposes them to more knowledge. Speaking at the launch of a second library at the University of Ghana, the Head of the UNESCO office in Ghana, Mr M. Abdourahamane Diallo, said the e-Ananse library had come to complement the efforts of the government and that of other stakeholders in improving literacy, considering that access to books remained a major obstacle to literacy.

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The e-Ananse Library initiative, a bold new concept by world class IT organization, West Blue Consulting, has been officially launched in a ceremony held in Legon that saw wide participation from people from all walks of life. The e-Ananse libraries are to help revitalize Ghana’s reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st Century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events while maintaining the Ghanaian storytelling heritage. The Chief Executive Officer of West Blue Consulting, Mark Addo, in an address on behalf of the company’s founder, Valentina Mintah, who conceived this library concept, said, the e-Ananse project should be viewed beyond just another corporate social activity but instead a necessity that has been long overdue.

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A number of renowned Ghanaian writers have celebrated Toni Morrison for her immense contribution towards the concept of reading.She was celebrated at the offices of e-Ananse library located in Osu last Wednesday. The event which started off around 7 pm on Wednesday evening saw six writers, namely Bisi Adjapon, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Kofi Akpabli, Mamle Kabu, Empi Baryeh and Nana Awere Damoah taking patrons through all the concepts of Toni Morrison books. Toni Morrison happens to be an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

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A number of renowned Ghanaian writers have celebrated Toni Morrison for her immense contribution towards the concept of reading. She was celebrated at the offices of e-Ananse library located in Osu last Wednesday. The event which started off around 7 pm on Wednesday evening saw six writers, namely Bisi Adjapon, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Kofi Akpabli, Mamle Kabu, Empi Baryeh and Nana Awere Damoah taking patrons through all the concepts of Toni Morrison books.Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. Why Celebrating Toni Morrison? Writer and Publisher Kofi Akpabli indicated that the celebration of Toni was needed because of the experience she placed in her work. ”Celebrating and remembering the legacy of Toni Morrison was needed because she has just passed, and it’s such a big loss to the community of writers. She charted a path that made the lives of black people more palpable. Prior to her, people had

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As part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, WestBlue Consulting has opened the e-Ananse library in Accra, which has been established to strengthen the cultural roots amongst children in Ghana. The library will serve the dual purpose of imparting literacy and cultural familiarity. Children will be taught about Ghana’s Kwaku Ananse ancient folklore, through which they will learn to read and write. Literacy amongst Ghana’s youth is the library’s primary objective, while cultural indoctrination comes as an additional benefit. The library will also be equipped with reading material for adults. Ghana is looking to build a strong foundation to contribute to the West African, continental and global economies. Part of this process is enabling local businesses to thrive and innovate – thereby securing economic growth in the

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World class IT- service provider, West Blue Consulting, has embarked on the e-Ananse project that seeks to revitalize the reading culture in Ghana by providing the needed tools to the public to compete in the 21st century. West Blue Consulting intends to give access to high quality, contemporary literature, state of the art computing facilities and world class literary events.  General Manager, Operations of West Blue, Kingsley Abeyei disclosed that this initiative is one that is dear to the founder of the company, Valentina Mintah whose vision has been to create an environment in which Ghanaians feel supported and inspired to become more literate individuals through the development of e-Ananse libraries throughout the country. “It is an ongoing project with one here, in Osu and one at Legon but I’m sure with time you will see more of such things being rolled out throughout the country,” he disclosed. He also revealed that the name e-Ananse was chosen to conve

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West Blue Consulting, IT service providers for the Customs Division of GRA, has called for an overarching independent institution that would be responsible for setting standards and auditing performance of technical providers in the clearance chain to meet approved targets and also address challenges with the assistance of existing data.
“The easiest way to address this system downtime is to have an independent body who will be responsible for monitoring us, and I think data should drive this report of system downtime,” Aminu Uthman, General Manager, Technical, West Blue said. The General Managers of West Blue Consulting, Aminu Uthman, and Kingsley Abeyei, who were speaking on Eye on Port’s interactive platform live on national television, suggested that the independent auditing should be done to address the issue of who should be accountable for customer concerns of system downtimes during clearance.

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West Blue rolls out e-Ananse libraries

Posted on 2019-08-06 10:51:41

West Blue consulting, an indigenous IT Solution firm is rolling out a library project dubbed “e-Ananse Libraries”, a new bold concept in public libraries in Ghana. The e-Ananse Libraries are to help revitalize Ghana's reading culture and provide people with the tools to compete in the 21st century by giving them access to high-quality contemporary literature, state-of-the-art computing facilities, and world-class literary events. The first of many West Blue’s e-Ananse libraries opened at Osu, a suburb in Accra have a core collection of contemporary and classic fiction and no-African descent, as well as niche collections unique to each of the libraries, including beautiful children’s books, poetry and professional development. Each of the libraries also has e-Ananse technology hub christened the Innovation Hub that is equipped with internet-enabled PCs giving libraries members access to the full range of resources available on the World Wide Web.

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Madam Valentina Mintah, founder of West Blue Consulting, a world class business and IT-consulting and technology firm has been awarded the ‘Woman of Excellence’ award at the recent prestigious Ghana Shippers Awards 2019. The Award seeks to recognise Madam Mintah’s outstanding achievement, vision, innovation and growth in the trade facilitation and customs modernisation in Ghana. She received a certificate and a coveted plaque. The third Ghana Shippers Awards 2019 which was organized by the Globe Productions in partnership with the Ghana Shippers Authority seeks to reward excellence among the most committed and dedicated icons and corporate executives in the country’s maritime industry.

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