Aug 07, 2012 at 9:20am
7th August, 2012
The Daily Graphic commends Parliament for the professional and civil manner in which members vetted the Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur. The paper says members of the Appointments Committee asked relevant questions aimed at deepening the governance process and Mr. Amissah-Arthur was well composed and answered the questions, demonstrating that he was on top of the issues. The Graphic notes that even when the questions appeared provocative, Mr. Amissah-Arthur was calm and responded to the best of his ability. It congratulates all the parties involved in the vetting process, emphasizing the need to put aside differences and harness the rich resources of the country for the benefit of the people.
The Today newspaper repeats a previous editorial in which it described the death of Prof. Mills as a deep blow in the hearts of Ghanaians. It calls on all citizens to unite in showing their sympathy towards the bereaved family. According to the paper, Ghanaians need to understand that Prof. Mills was the President of Ghana and not a political party or any group. In this regard, the paper believes it is expedient that the nation with one accord mourn the late President.
The Ghanaian Times discusses an appeal made by President John Dramani Mahama to political parties to discourage their supporters from insulting others during their campaigns. It thinks the country needs to embrace civility in its political discourse if it should advance as a nation. For this reason the Times urges all politicians to be civil in their campaigns.