Pictures: EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

The largest floating book fair worldwide, Logos Hope, has docked at the Tema Port.

With approximately Christian 400 volunteers on board, the vessel moored at Clinker Ghacem Gate to begin its 38-day book fair.

The fair will have over 5,000 quality different book titles covering a wide range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, medicine, languages, at affordable prices.

Managing Director, Logos Hope, Mr Randy Grede, speaking at the opening of the fair thanked government for opening its doors to the team since the emergence of the pandemic.

He noted that the fair will be a means to spread knowledge and hope to many.

“We are determined to bring knowledge, help and hope to wherever we visit in this world. We have the largest floating book fair in the world. We have thousands of titles, there is something for everyone who visits the ship but we are way more than that. We are not just about books; we are really about building relationships”, he said.

According to him, volunteers will train a selected number of people on the effects of child and human trafficking.

Logos Hope berths at Tema Port for floating book fair
Largest floating book fair. Pictures: EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

Mr Grede, therefore, urged members of the public to take advantage of the opportunity and be a part of the fair, which is slated to end on February 27.

The floating book fair is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays.

All Covid-19 safety protocols will be enforced and visitors must show proof of vaccination upon entry for persons 18 years and above.

On his part, Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tema, Yohane Amarh Ashitey, urged Ghanaians to avail themselves to garner further knowledge on life.

Also, founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a guest on the vessel admonished the youth to cultivate the habit of volunteering.

Logos’ initial voyage to Ghana was in 1977 and since then, the organisation has visited Ghana 17 times with the four different ships.

MV Logos Hope is operated by Good Books for All, (GBA) e,V Ships, an international charitable organisation registered in Germany.

The organisation since 1970 has operated four ships, namely, Logos, Doulos, Logus II and the current vessel, Logos Hope.



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