The new Regional Manager of the Sierra Leone Library Board, Lamin Mansaray, has said that he is faced with inadequate human resources, mobility and funding to properly execute his official mandate.
He made this statement while talking to journalists at his Mission Road office in Kenema and further explained that since he took over from his predecessor, Maligie Koroma on 1st March 2011, he is faced with inadequate human resources.
He said though the Library is understaffed, he has put in place modalities to incorporate both the City and Regional Libraries situated in the city to be fully functional especially when there are four major schools located very close to the Regional Library.
He disclosed that among the five Libraries located in the Eastern Region the one in Kenema City stands to be the best in terms of materials and infrastructure and seeks to provide quick and simple access to information and research work.
He called on the Councils to continue their support to the Libraries. Mr. Mansaray said their aim is not only to improve on reading and research, but to provide experts in library work, train librarians and encourage schools to have their own Libraries.
By Saffa Moriba