Stop Importing Indelible Ink For Elections

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) says it has the capacity and technical know-how to produce indelible ink for national elections and demanded an end to its continued importation. Dr. Godfred Darko, Head of the Chemistry Department, said what needs to be done was to support the university to produce this locally. Addressing a seminar in Kumasi, he said the cost benefits to the nation and its economy would be enormous. “We have for some time now developed and experimented with our product for the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) and other local elections successfully and given adequate funding, we can engage in mass production to meet any demand.” Dr. Darko said its ink was of high quality and comparable to those brought in from abroad. The seminar dubbed “Learning through research,’ was organized by the Chemistry Department to share information on research findings by faculty members and graduate students. It was meant to help address development challenges and put a spotlight on inventions by chemistry researchers. Dr. Darko said they had over the years trained manufacturers to adopt improved practices and new technologies for increased production. This, he said, without doubt, was helping to improve the economy, and appealed for increased investment in chemistry research to propel the manufacturing sector.