The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast South and a former Central Regional Minister, Kweku Ricketts Hagan has called on government to ensure the late Atta Mills presidential library becomes operational.
At a press briefing in the court of edifice which is directly opposite the Cape Cast Castle, Kweku Ricketts Hagan said the library must be saved from corrosion.
“Presidential libraries are such important because they become archive that brings the documents of the past presidents and their administration to the public to study, which also create jobs for the community,” he said.
Mr Hagan revealed that his office would propose a presidential library bill in Parliament which he would suggest should be passed into law. This provision will allow future presidential libraries to be built at various places.
“As the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South Constituency, I will make sure the library becomes operational and used for its purpose…,” he vouched.
The library which was inaugurated in July 2016 under former President Mahama’s government is under lock and key.
The facility has a virtual sound room that echoes the voice of late president Mills in his memorable speeches, his life as academic, sports, politician and public servant.
It has a 100 seater auditorium, 45 seater multimedia centre and seminar rooms.