Apr 16, 2013 at 9:15am
16th April, 2013
The Daily Graphic thinks it is about time the country put in place structures to deal with the menace of illegal small scale mining popularly called galamsey. According to the paper, galamsey operations have become a national crisis causing destruction to the environment and claiming lives of able-bodied persons whose services are required for nation building. The Graphic says although, galamsey operations offer job opportunities to the youth, government should provide alternative livelihood programmes for the illegal miners before they are completely stopped. The paper calls on organisations charged with the responsibility to control mining in the country to sit up and ensure that all mining concessions conform to the laid down regulations.
The Ghanaian Times discusses misappropriation of examination registration fees by school heads and accounts officers. According to the Times, there is hardly a year that the public does not hear about a headmaster or proprietor squandering the fees of candidates, depriving them of their right to write the examinations. The paper makes reference to the Director of Kolege High School at Darkman Junction who failed to register final year students of the school for the ongoing WASSCE saying he should be investigated and if found culpable, punished severely to serve as deterrent to others. The Times appeals to the West African Examination Council and the Ghana Education Service to move in quickly to see what form of assistance they could offer these poor students to enable them to write the rest of the examinations.
The Today Newspaper in its editorial is happy that countries across the globe including Ethiopia, Benin, Cameroun among other countries have come to Ghana to understudy the National Health Insurance Scheme. To the paper this indicates that there are a lot of positivities in the countries NHIS which we should take pride in. The paper is also happy about the assurance given by the National Health Insurance Authority to service providers that government is working hard to pay arrears owed them. This, the paper says will bring a lot of relief to both service providers and Ghanaians. The paper urges the NHIA that though there are challenges it should work assiduously and remove all bottlenecks that seem to be hampering the smooth operation of the scheme.