STORY: Kwame Asare Boadu, Krapa
EDO Printing Press, a leading printing establishment in the country, has inaugurated a GH¢400,000 ultra-modern printing press at Krapa near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.
The aim of establishing the press is to bring quality printing to the doorsteps of educational and other institutions within the catchment area and beyond.
Inaugurating the project, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr Yaw Ahenkora-Afrifa, said Krapa, one of the major towns in the district, was developing fast, and expressed the hope that the establishment of the press in the town would further boost the area’s growth.
He said the district assembly would collaborate with the management of the printing press to ensure that quality educational materials were produced for schools.
Mr Ahenkora-Afrifa commended the company for establishing itself as a leading printing company in the country, and providing employment for a number of people.
Edo Printing Press currently employs 45 people in Accra and 32 in Kumasi, bringing the total to 77 employees.
He disclosed that the district had been selected to benefit from the Urban Transport System under which the road and transport system in the district would receive massive improvement.
A retired Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Michael Nsowaah, stressed the need for improvement in the reading culture of children.
He said reading was very crucial in building the ability of the student to grasp the English language, stressing that “we must develop the reading culture in our children”.
Mr Nsowaah was confident that the printing press would help produce books that would enrich the reading ability of children.
The managing director of the company, Mr Yaw Ofori, said the company, which was established in Accra in 1994, was making headway in its area of operation.
He expressed the hope that the siting of the printing press at Krapa would help boost the new educational reform within the area.
Mr Ofori stated that over the years, the company had executed many jobs and had built a clientele that included many big companies.
He gave the assurance that the company would continue to give employment to more people as they expanded their activities.