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Libraries and the economic development of Ghana

A.A. Alemna (University of Ghana, P.O. Box 60, Legon, Ghana)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 March 1989


This paper is of the view that libraries play an important role in the economic development of every country. It reviews the present state of library services in Ghana in relation to their contributions to the economy of the country. The writer concludes that libraries are contributing very little to the economic development of the country due to various problems such as lack of funds and the misconception of the role of libraries by administrators and policy makers. Suggestions are made for the improvement of the situation, which include various contributions that the Ghana Library Association can make towards the success of the Economic Recovery Programme.


Alemna, A.A. (1989), "Libraries and the economic development of Ghana", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 119-125.




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