Aug 17, 2012 at 9:52am
17th August, 2012
The Daily Graphic reminds Ghanaians that even as the nation pursues affirmative action, it must not only be centred on the modern political administration.
It says as a result, the traditional sector has either consciously or unconsciously been over looked.
To the paper, this has become the norm, owing to the perception that our traditional system recognises only the Chief and not the queen.
The Graphic is unhappy about the cold reception that greeted the concern of some queens who advocated their inclusion into the National House of Chiefs.
It is of the view that though the National House of Chiefs does not have the powers to amend the law, it can make a case for an urgent amendment.
The paper is therefore asking government to make good its intention to get the queens to serve in the House of Chiefs, because their role in governance at the traditional level cannot be downplayed.
The Ghanaians Times calls on politicians to continue with the unity of purpose which was witnessed throughout the country during the death and funeral of President Mills as well as take a cue from President John Mahama's words of encouragement for Ghanaians to limit their voices of pessimism and negativity that seek to break the country.
It says differences of opinion and political ideologies overshadow the aspirations of Ghanaians.
To the paper, politicians should note that politics is not a 'do or die" affair and as such should instill decency into whatever actions they take.
The Heritage takes issue with Ghanaians for their poor maintenance culture.
The paper wonders why after several years of independence there appears to be no end in sight to the problem.
It points to the fast destruction of the metal fences protecting the beautiful lawns at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle roundabout for which the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, AMA, has refused to take action despite several complaints.
To the paper, the situation has become an eyesore as it continues to destroy the beauty of the area.
The Heritage therefore calls on the AMA to fix all the broken fences and institute measures to protect the greenery which has been the centre of attraction in the area.