Professor Fred Opio Ekong Memorial Library is now open with thousands of academic publications and hundreds of novels.
Owned by CPAR Uganda, the library is located within the organization’s Lira Learning Centre on Plot 5 Makerere Road in Lira Municipality.
It hosts academic publications in multiple disciplines, including renowned periodicals and peer reviewed academic journals such as: The Guardian Weekly, National Geographic, D+C, Africa Renewal, Spore, Agriculture Review, Field Exchange, The Independent and others.
It also has a great selection of novels and children’s books.
“The beauty is that the library access fees that we receive, in addition, enable CPAR Uganda to fulfill our mission of ensuring that households in rural Uganda ably meet the basic needs of their members through enhanced livelihoods; access to healthcare, clean water, sufficient and nutritious food; and, therefore, lead healthy and dignified lives, during which their rights are respected and their basic needs are met,” said Prof. Christopher Garimoi Orach, CPAR Uganda Board Chair.
Access to the library’s resources, including study areas, is through membership application and payment of membership or access fees.
“Annual Membership Fees (for the duration of 12 months) are set at Shs200,000 per person; or a Monthly Subscription Fee of Shs30,000 per person; or a daily access fee of Shs2,000 per person. Children of members can use the Library Resources free while accompanied by their parents,” said Mr Orach.
About CPAR Uganda
CPAR Uganda has a proven record of over 27 years, first as a Country Programme of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief and then as an independent Ugandan organisation, of contributing to improving the wellbeing of communities in Uganda. In the past we did so through the provision of relief aid and lately, we do so through training and mentoring. Our current mission is to ensure that households in rural Uganda ably meet the basic needs of their members through enhanced livelihoods; access to health care, clean water, sufficient and nutritious food; in order that they lead healthy and dignified lives during which their rights are respected and their basic needs are met.
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