Ghana Publishing Company Limited Circa 2010
For a number of years this was the official website of the Ghana Publishing Company Limited. Ghana Publishing Co. Ltd., located in Accra, Ghana, is involved in printing all Govt stationaries. Gazetting all important documents ie marriages, churches and pastors, name, lace and change of birth & other book publishers business activities.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages with news from more current outside sources.
Ghana Publishing Co. Ltd.
Address: Opp. Novotel Accra
Contact: T 030 2664338
T 030 2664339
M 027 7557917
F 030 2664330
Type of Business:
Media & Communication / Printing / Printers & Lithographers
Business Services / Office Services / Printers & Lithographers
Media & Communication / Publishing / Publishers & Publications
Ghana Publishing Company gets new CEO
July 17, 2017
The President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed the Convener of pressure group, Let my vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Mr David Asante as the new Managing Director of Ghana Publishing Company.
His appointment Citi Business News understands takes effect from the first of August, 2017.
Ghana Publishing Company was established in 1965 as a corporation, but is now one of twenty five limited liability companies with 100 percent government shareholding.
Over the years the company has had to deal with a number of challenges including poor infrastructure and low patronage.
Earlier this year Government announced three foreign companies had expressed interest in partnering the company in its operations.
Ghana Publishing Company distressed; begs gov’t for recapitalisation
August 17, 2017
The Ghana Publishing Company Limited is highly distressed and struggling to pay salaries of its staff, Managing Director of the company, David Asante Boateng, has revealed.
He told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday that the company which prior to 2008 enjoyed exclusivity in the printing of some sensitive government documents including ballot papers, has lost the rights.
The company, he said, lacks the both technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment required to make it competitive in the printing and publishing industry to attract jobs in order to be sustainable.
Currently the company is only engaged in the gazetting of public documents and legislative instruments passed by Parliament.
Beyond that Mr Asante Boateng revealed that most government agencies as well as Parliament also owe the company huge sums.
He said a law passed in 2007 that required the government to cede 20 per cent of public printing works to the company but that has not been well-implemented.
“If this particular law is practically activated, I believe we shall be overwhelmed with job and the organization will be turned around into a profit making institution,”, he assured.
In view of the current financial state of the company, Mr Asante Boateng, has appealed to the government to recapitalise the company to make it productive and self-sufficient.
He said the company is not under government subvention; hence the need for a recapitalisation to make it survive in today’s competitive market.
Asked by the Chairman of the committee James Klutse Avedzi, if under his leadership can repackage the company to be more viable, he said: “I believe strongly we have a team of competent management in place. The sector ministry is very much interested in the wellbeing and the overall re-establishment of the organization”.
Mr Asante Boateng expressed optimism of better days, if government recapitalises the company.
Help revamp Ghana Publishing Company - Information Minister charges new board
Nov 05 , 2017 , 10:29
Author: Doreen Andoh
The Minister of Information, Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has charged the reconstituted governing board of the Ghana Publishing Company Limited to facilitate a Public-Private Partnership arrangement, to help revamp the company.
He explained that the government currently did not have the financial capacity to solely turn around the woes of the company and, therefore, it has resolved to use public-private partnership for that purpose.
Inaugurating the board in Accra yesterday, Mr Abdul-Hamid said some local and international investors had expressed interest in partnering the government to revamp the entity but by law, government was waiting for the reconstitution of the board to facilitate the process.
Mr Abdul-Hamid said although by Law, all 20 per cent of public printing works were supposed to be given to the company, the law is not being strictly enforced because the company did not have the capacity to deliver.
The minister was of the opinion that such an arrangement would put the Ghana Publishing Company Limited back on its toes, to make it competitive in the publishing industry, as well as deliver its national mandate effectively.
“I am sure that through PPP we will be able to revamp the company adequately so that the law on the 20 per cent will also be strictly implemented to ensure that the investor reaps his or her investment,” he said.
Mr Abdul-Hamid also asked the board to work hard to better the remuneration of the staff and management who had over the years worked under very difficult conditions of service.
The minister pointed out that because the company had been weaned off government subvention and was not being productive due to logistic challenges, the board had an immediate task to think outside the box to increase internally-generated funds.
He also charged it to, as a matter of urgency, to work hard to increase the visibility of the company, as part of the process to making it competitive on the market.
The board is chaired by Dr Daniel Owusu Ansah and has as its other members, Mrs Cynthia Adu, Mr Adams Iddrisu and Mr James K. Amuah.
The rest are Ms Gloria Ofori-Boadu, Ms Olivia Okailey Quartey, Mr Ahmed Baba Yahaya, Ms Abyna-Ansaa Adjei, Nana Attobrah Quaicoe and the Managing Director of the company, Mr David Asante.
In his remarks, Dr Ansah expressed gratitude to the sector Minister and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the confidence reposed in the members of the board..
He pledged the readiness of his team to collaborate with stakeholders to revamp the company and boost its operations.
The Ghana Publishing Company is highly distressed and struggles to pay the salaries of its staff.
The company also lacks both technical expertise and state-of-the-art equipment required to make it competitive in the printing and publishing industry to attract jobs in order to be sustainable.
The company which prior to 2008, enjoyed exclusivity in the printing of some sensitive government documents including ballot papers has lost that right.
Currently, it delivers on just a fraction of its mandate, including the gazetting of public documents and legislative instruments passed by Parliament.
It also holds public documents in custody for the state.
Ghana Publishing Company Limited is equipped with ultra modern machinery, the latest desktop publishing programmes and professional staffs combined with an array of techniques and choice, all to suit every requirement.
WHAT WE DO
- Gazette (Change of Name, Status of chiefs, change of date of birth, etc.)
- Publications (Government & General Publications-School Textbooks, Children’s Book – Juvenile), etc
- Commercial printing
- Printing, Publishing, Distribution and Marketing of books and reading materials for schools, colleges and the General public
- Documentation and Printing of all Government Legislative enactments, Value Books, Publications and other miscellaneous printing for Public Corporations, Boards, Companies, etc.
We also undertake commercial printing works such as:
Invoices, Official Receipt Books, Cash Books, Letter register,
Tally card, Rent card, Marriage Certificate, Newsletter, Funeral brochure,
Letter heads, Business cards, complimentary cards, Control Books,
Requisition Books, Value Books, File cover, Revenue ticket,
Local purchase order, Dispensary ticket, Dance ticket, Market ticket,
Cinema ticket, Toll ticket, Football ticket, Way Bills, Store Ledgers,
Store Receipt Vouchers, Car stickers, Certificates, Brochures,
Books and Magazines, Pamphlets, Posters, Forms,
Calendars and all your colour jobs etc.
- Commercial and Industrial Bulletin, Land and Concession Bulletin, Executive Instrument, Acts/Laws, Constitution of Ghana, Criminal Procedure, PSC
- PSC Forms, Pension Forms, Ghana Gazette, Local Government bulletin, Legislative Instrument,
- Constitutional Instrument, Companies code, Criminal code, Budget Statement, Labour
- Regulations and other important publications
• My First Copy Book
• My Second Copy Book
• My Third Copy Book
• My Fourth Copy Book
• My Fifth Copy Book
• My Sixth Copy Book
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book One
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book Two
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book Three
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book Four
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book Five
• Ghana Mathematics Series-Pupils Book Six
Children’s Books – Juvenile
• My Sum Book One
• Story Time with the Animals
• Friends of the Forest
• Akosua in Brazil
• Seidu drives his Father’s car
• The walking Calabash
• The people from the sea
• Nimbo the Driver
• Silas Marner
• Gulliver's Travels
• Kofizee goes to school
• Stories of Kofizee
• The Mystery of a Cockcrow
• Ten Stories from Chaucer
- Other Books
• Social Structure of Ghana
• MandelaThe Spear
• The Oath of Fontonfrom
• Freedom Symphony
• Medical Systems in Ghana
• Lorgorligi Logarithms
Ghana Publishing Company Limited, Assembly Press is the ONLY Government Institution authorized for the publication in the Ghana Gazette of the following:
1. Change of Name - Of student, married couples, divorcees, individuals, schools, organizations etc.
2. Traditional Ruler – (Status of chiefs)
3. Any Church Premises – As public place of worship and celebration of marriages
4. Pastors/Ministers of Religion – Appointed by the Attorney General to officiate marriages
5. Change of date of birth
6. Commercial and Industrial bulletin (C.I.B) for Registration and Dissolution of companies and Trade Marks etc.
7. Notice of publication of Executive Instruments
8. Notice of Publication of an official bulletin (Commercial and Industrial)
9. License for the celebration of marriages
10. Conferment of Ghanaian citizenship by registration/ naturalization
The Ghana Publishing Company Limited (GPC) was incorporated on March 9, 1965 under Legislative Instrument No. 413, and subsequently amended by L.I 672 of December 11, 1970.
In compliance with the Statutory Corporations (Conversion to Companies) Act, 1993, Act 461, the Ghana Publishing Corporation has duly been converted into a Limited Liability Company Limited effective 1st November 2007.
GPC, Assembly Press has been printing a wide range of materials of the very best quality. Equipped with ultra modern machinery, the latest desktop publishing programmes and professional staff combined with an array of techniques and choice, all to suit every requirement. The combination of high standard, flexible pricing, prompt delivery and a secure privacy
The Ghana Publishing Company Limited exist primarily to print, publish and distribute very high quality Books & Stationery to educational institutions, Government Departments and the General public at competitive prices.