David Asante, Ghana Publishing MD
David Asante, Ghana Publishing MD

The Ghana Publishing Company will soon begin security printing in the country.

It follows an approval given by Cabinet for the state-owned company to look for a strategic investor for the capital intensive project.

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Managing Director of Ghana Publishing, David Asante disclosed this in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme, Tuesday.

Security printing deals with the printing of items such as banknotes, cheques, passports, tamper-evident labels, security tapes, product authentication, stock certificates, postage stamps and identity cards.

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It combines various features such as holograms, codes, fine line security patterns, variable line thickness, ghost watermarks and microtext.

So far, this sophisticated printing is done outside the country and government spends huge sums of monies for that.

But, Mr Asante said if the processes are concluded, Ghana Publishing will save the country a lot of money.

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He said a lot of investors have expressed interest in investing in the company to enable it do the security printing.

“Ghana Publishing Company will lead the way in security printing and this will make them standout,” Mr Asante said.