The Ghana Publishing Company says it is ready to print the ballot papers for the 2020 polls.
According to the managing director of the company, David Asante, the firm is mandated to handle sensitive projects such as polls.
“I am still trying to understand why printing of ballot papers fizzle into the hands of private printing firms. By law, we are supposed to print sensitive government documents and ensure gazetting. I am still trying to understand why printing of ballot papers fizzle into the hands of private printing firms. I’m a political figure but that does not affect anything. My predecessor was contesting for NDC primaries but the firm still printed documents for the EC, ” he told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday.
He added: “We are paid for the printing of the budget. When you come into our offices today, you’ll see that we’ve invested much into infrastructure”.
Mr Asante also disclosed the firm has a plan in place to recoup debts owed them by some state institutions.
“We inherited assets and liabilities as well. Ghana Publishing sits on a gold mine because we sit at a high prime area in the capital. We had worked for State Institutions that owes us so much. Parliament alone owes us about 600,000ghs but there is a payment plan. Our company is owned by the state and so we are doing our best to raise profit for the state”.