Graphic Communications Group Limited
The Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) is a state-owned registered media company in Ghana with dominance in the print media. Its online platform – graphiconline.com - is a relatively new addition to the group’s line of production.
The Daily Graphic is the flagship newspaper of the company and commands the largest readership base in the country – an audience share of 36.25% (2,290,000 readers – Q1 2017), according to GeoPoll, a mobile survey provider.
The GCGL runs a chain of newspapers under the group - Daily Graphic, Junior Graphic, The Mirror, Graphic Business, Graphic Sports and Graphic Showbiz, Graphic Youth World.
The Ministry of Finance is registered as owner of the company, according to the Registrar General’s Department official company documents. GCGL has in fact always been in the hands of the state since its inception. It was established in 1950 in the then Gold Coast by the Daily Mirror Group from the United Kingdom. The most significant change has not necessarily been in change of ownership rather the change of business form. Though established as a corporation it became a limited liability company in 1999 under the companies Code, 1963, Act 179.
state-owned enterprise (SOE)
The Graphic Communications Group Limited is a state media entity, only operating as publishing house.
Ministry of Finance
Graphic Communication Group Limited is registered with State Enterprises Commission Ghana (SECG) as a State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). According to the Registrar General's company profile, it is owned by the Ministry of Finance.
Other Print Outlets
Graphic Youth World
Other Online Outlets
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
Ghana News Agency
Ghana Publishing Company Limited
New Times Corporation
G-Pak (Graphic Packaging Limited)
Daily Mirror Group, UK
Affiliated Interests Founder
Founded by Daily Mirror Group UK, with Cecil King Jnr as the first head of the company.
Graphic Communications Gruop Ltd.;P.O.Box GP 742, Accra;Graphic Road 3, Adabraka, Accra
Tax/ ID Number
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
GHS 63.21 million / USD 14.44 million (2015)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
GHS 1.48 million / USD 338.000 (2015)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
GHS 37.93 million / 8.7 million USD (60% of total revenue, 2015)
Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi
Solomon Twum Barima
Joyce Boatemaa Ossei
Akwasi Owusu Agyeman
Company information on shareholding based on data from the Registerer General's Department. And since the Graphic Communication Group Limited is state-owned any further information were provided online by the company.
Registrar General’s Department. Date of Registration 1999-09-06. Graphic Communications Group – CS078632016. Accessed in May 2017.