Lira, 5th November 2019 – Located within our CPAR Uganda Lira Learning Centre on Plot 5 Makerere Road in Lira Municipality, right opposite the Lira District Local Government Offices, our Prof. Fred Opio Ekong Memorial Library is now open for business.
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.
Access to our 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 UGX 200,000 (two hundred thousand shillings) per person; or a Monthly Subscription Fee of UGX 30,000 (thirty thousand shillings) per person; or a daily access fee of UGX 2,000 (two thousand shillings) per person. Children of members can use the Library Resources free while accompanied by their parents.
“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.” . Christopher Garimoi Orach, CPAR Uganda Board Chair
Please encourage, students, researchers, practitioners, retired citizens, and everyone really, to become members of our library and be doubly rewarded – have access to a wealth of resources, while benefiting others less advantaged.
Most importantly, thank you for joining us in promoting the much needed culture of reading in our communities.
CPAR Uganda has a proven record of over 27 years of contributing to improving the wellbeing of communities in Uganda, first as a Country Programme of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief and then as an independent Ugandan organisation. In the past we did so through the provision of relief aid and lately, we do so through training and mentoring.