ADDIS ABABA – The Grand Abrehot Library has received more than 5, 200 books from a philanthropist.
Bethelehem Solomon has handed over the books to the Library on Friday afternoon. She is a member of Ethiopian diaspora in the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed thanked Bethlehem for donating the books to the library, inaugurated three months ago, and urged others to follow suit.
He called on Ethiopians to get ready for a one month long book donation program which will be undertaken by the new team established in the PM office.
The 4-storey facility is equipped with 1.5km long shelves that are capable of holding 1.4 million books. It could accommodate more than 2,000 users at a time.
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