After a 40-year hiatus, the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) has relaunched the Ghana YearBook (GYB), an annual publication that takes stock of very important developments from the previous year in the country.
At the publication relaunch event in Accra on Thursday [March 18, 2021], GCGL Managing Director Mr. Ato Afful said the brand new GYB will maintain the quality that readers loved its previous editions. .
“In addition to improved content, it reports on the nation's events as they unfolded over the previous year, which includes the swearing-in of the Fifth President of the Fourth Republic, the election of the first Speaker of Parliament from an opposition party, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the disappearance of His Excellency JJ. Rawlings, the 2020 election, the 70th anniversary of Graphic @ among others. "
He said the publication also captured historical dates, facts about the country, information about businesses and government institutions and that each chapter of the book presents a theme with adequate information for readers, and would help them relate. to the country's history.
Mr Afful noted that the rebirth of the GYB had become possible thanks to the immense support of the Chairman of the Board of the GCGL, Professor Kwame Kakari and the former Speaker of the Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye who urged GCGL management to reintroduce the publication.
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Professor Karikari told Graphic Online in an interview after the book's launch that as a thriving democracy, the country needs such publications to help it build on its strong democratic credentials.
“We now have a thriving democracy, but democracy survives on accurate, reliable and relevant information for citizens and the Ghana Year Book will provide this service to all of society by documenting, storing and making available the most important issues. important, especially regarding our institutions, our affairs. entities and personalities who drive our society, ”he declared.
The color event held in the lavish Alisa Hotel brought together notable personalities from across the country, including Speaker of Parliament Mr. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin who launched the book, ADB Bank Managing Director Dr. John Kofi Mensah, the Director General of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA), Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng and Brigadier General Benjamin Amoah-Boakye who represented the Chief of Staff of the defense (CDS).
Also present at the event were the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Advertisers Association, Mr. Francis Dadzie, the Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr. Kobby Asmah among others.
Brigadier General Amoah-Boakye purchased a copy on behalf of CDS for 5,000 GH ¢ while Mr. Asamoah Boateng made an offer of 3,000 GH ¢ for a copy of the book.
The auctioneer who led the sales of the first copies of the book, ML A. Apanga Esq purchased one copy of the 20 books that were sold at the event for GH ¢ 1,000.
Copies of the book will go on sale in all regional offices of the GCGL and later in all bookstores and malls nationwide at GH ¢ 150 for one copy.
In the meantime, copies of the publication would be given to vice-chancellors of various public universities across the country while two copies would be given to Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
Copies of the book are also said to be available in some public libraries in Ghana.
After exhibiting the publication outside, the Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban Bagbin, purchased an autographed copy signed by MD GCGL, Mr. Afful, for GH ¢ 20,000.
Mr. Dadzie purchased one copy for GH ¢ 12,050 on behalf of the Ghana Advertisers Association while ADB Bank Managing Director Mr. Mensah won the bid to purchase the second copy auctioned from book for 12,000 GH ¢.
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