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Local printing firms to print all textbooks in the country - Ablakwa

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that Ghana would print 100% of its textbooks locally.

Speaking to Radio Ghana Mr. Ablakwa said after their inspection of the local printing press firms, its reckoned they have the capacity to print all needed textbooks in the country.
“The new policy is that all textbooks must be printed locally, enough of the printing of textbooks outside. What we have done is to carry out inspection of the capacity of our local printers and we were really impressed, they have one of the modern equipment’s that you will find anywhere else in the world.”
According to him, eight firms have been selected to carry out the printing “so what we have done is to follow the tender and we have appointed experts to carry out the shortlisting and eight of the local printing press firms has been selected and are going to print all our textbooks. We are not going back to the era where you print 13% or 9% locally and the rest is printed outside.”