The Managing Director of Graphic
Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Mr Kenneth Ashigbey has sent a message out
to all stakeholders that the commissioning of the company’s new press, should
bring to an end, the era of Ghana sending books and other commercial printing
He said the company’s 10million euro press has the capacity to print all the newspapers in Ghana and this will constitute the utilization of about 40 per cent of the capacity of the new facility.
Mr Ashigbey who was welcoming guests to the launch of the new press in Accra Wednesday, said, the only way in which GCGL could reach its optimum capacity, would be to get into printing books.
In particular, he called on government to look within, adding that as the only high quality web press for books and commercial printing in Ghana, GCGL can print all the textbooks from government and in collaboration with other local printers, who have invested in new finishing lines, can finish the entire order within 48 days.
Mr Ashigbey appealed to sections of the diplomatic corps and Ghana’s development partners who invest in education in West African countries, to consider GCGL as a very competitive supplier of printing services.
He said the company plans to market its services in the sub-region and called for support from the diplomatic corps.
The Graphic CEO also appealed to the Government of Ghana to take a second look at taxation on the company’s raw materials. He said while books are imported into the country duty-free, local printers pay duty and taxes on paper, ink and other raw materials used to manufacture the books.
On the new website, Mr Ashigbe said, aware of the need for GCGL to ride the digital change, its website has been redesigned to make it highly competitive.
He told the gathering of a cross-section of society thus, Our new website will provide complete multi-media experience. That will be your number one source for coverage of the 2012 Elections and impressed on them to bookmark www.graphic.com.gh on their computers, tablets and Smart phones for the news.
Story: Abigail Bonsu