Aug 31, 2012 at 9:17am
31st August, 2012
The Daily Graphic is not happy that although majority of the country's work force is engaged in farming and other agricultural activities, the country finds it difficult to meet its food requirements.
It attributes the development to conservative and crude methods of farming, rain dependent agriculture and the lack of credit for farmers among other challenges.
It is against this backdrop that the paper welcomes the news that 600 million dollars have been sourced from the Group of Eight to implement the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
The Graphic hopes that government will ensure the effective utilisation of the facility to shore up productivity in the agricultural sector.
The Ghanaian Times shares the concerns of the International Maritime Board regarding the problems of insecurity that have engulfed shipping and offshore operations in the Gulf of Guinea.
The paper says Ghana as a coastal state is dependent on shipping and marine economic resources for its economic growth hence, the need to guard against piracy, armed robbery, illegal and unregulated fishing.
It mentions in particular, the likely dangers to be faced by fishermen who fish close to the oil and gas installations.
The Times believes it is time security agencies collaborated to deal with such negative practices to protect the country's maritime resources.
The Time is however encouraged by the fact that the Ghana Maritime Authority is in collaboration with stakeholders in the Maritime Industry to combat the menace.
The paper expects the stakeholders to identify best practices and mitigation strategies to improve security in the country's maritime Jurisdiction.