The Founder and CEO of the Atta Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho has distanced himself and that of the Institute from the funding process of the Atta Mills Memorial Library in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The Plaque that sits on the frontage of the supposed Atta-Mills Presidential Memorial Library lists Mr Anyidoho who served as the Director of Communications at the Presidency during late President Mills’ regime, as a member of the planning committee.
But Koku Anyidoho told Kasapafmonline.com that though he worked tirelessly as a member of the Planning Committee he has absolutely no knowledge about how the facility was funded.
“I worked with pride as a Member of the Planning Committee, but I distance myself from the Funding Process because I knew, and know, nothing about it.”
Mr. Koku Anyidoho has challenged the media to probe the source of funding for the Atta-Mills library as the committee was informed the library project was fully funded by the telcos.
The John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Memorial Library remains locked by the contractor who worked on the project denying everybody access as he claims he has not been paid fully for his service.
Mr Anyidoho indicated that the media must investigate the matter and find out who the money for the library was given to.
“Go back to the telcos, ask them-did you really fund the library and if you did, who did you give the money to?
President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated the library on July 24, 2016, to coincide with the anniversary of the death of President Mills.
The library has a 100-capacity auditorium, 45-seater multi-media centre, seminar rooms and a museum that holds historical materials that reflect the life and works of the late President.
The edifice also has a virtual sound room that echoes the voice of Prof. Mills in his memorable speeches and images that bring to life his sojourn as a celebrated academic, keen sportsman, humble politician, devout Christian, servant leader, President, and peace-loving Ghanaian.
Although not a typical book library, the facility will preserve and make available the papers, records, collections and historical materials of President Mills and other prominent African intellectuals and political leaders.
The facility is expected to be managed by the UCC Libraries and its research events coordinated by the university’s Faculty of Arts, with support from the Directorate of Research Innovation and Consultancy of the UCC.