19th May, 2017
| Updated May 19, 2017 at 10:40am
The Daily Graphic takes issue with workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) following their rebuttal to a statement by the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko who bemoaned the challenges and inefficiencies of the ECG. The paper is of the view that workers were too quick in reacting to the sector minister's position. It is in this vein, that the Graphic condemns the attitude of the ECG workers saying their action is disrespectful, un-Ghanaian and rather portrays a picture that the workers are afraid of their own shadows. The paper advises that in future when workers of any institution find themselves in similar situations, they should seek the path of peace and dialogue and not arrogance and disrespect.
The Ghanaian Times emphasises the need for the National Petroleum Authority's safety campaign to succeed. The paper is worried that gas explosions in the country are becoming one too many resulting in loss of lives and properties. According to the paper, the NPA's announcement of a safety campaign to educate the public on their collective responsibility to safety is welcoming news since the initiative will help minimise gas explosions in the country. The Times therefore urges the NPA not to centre the campaign in the big cities alone but take it to every nook and cranny of the country so that the message is well disseminated to avert the trend.
The Daily Heritage calls for the clamping down on occultism in schools. This is because the act is fast gaining grounds in some educational institutions in the country. The paper says though Ghana is a secular state, occultism in schools should not be allowed to thrive because it is against the regulations of the Ghana Education Service. The Heritage however suggests there should be effective supervision and strict enforcement of school regulations adding that those found culpable be punished to serve as a deterrent to others.