Sep 03, 2012 at 10:19am
3rd September, 2012
The Ghanaian Times adds its voice to the call on political parties to stop toying with the country's educational policies in their campaigns.
It says the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana Prof.
Ivan Addae-Mensah hit the nail right on the head when he urged politicians to ensure that such policies were devoid of politics since education is crucial to the development of the nation.
The paper suggests that future discussions on education reforms should be closed to politicians since they cannot be relied on to implement lasting systems for the sector.
It therefore believes a body of independent minded people should be mandated to develop policies for education in the country.
The Heritage is optimistic about the completion of the Achimota-Ofankor road.
It also commends people in the neighbourhood for the patience during the construction of the road as many businesses were ruined because of their relocation.
The paper is however worried about the impediments created by commercial truck drivers on the road which is supposed to fast track the movement of passengers and goods.
The Herald comments on the Restoration of Hope tour by the NPP's flagbearer Nana Akkufo Addo as throwing dust into the eyes of Ghanaians.
According to the paper, Nana Addo is desperate for power and not the impulse of rendering true service to humanity.
It says the flagbearer wants the opportunity to add more wealth and fame to what he has already acquired.
The paper states that people are in despair and need to be given new messages which will re-direct their thinking and not hope which has already been lost.
The paper continues to say that Nana Addo is an old wine in the new bottle who is recycling promises he made four years ago.
His only promise since accepting to lead the party is the provision of free Senior High School, which in the paper's eye is a far cry from the problem confronting Ghanaians.
The Herald believes that Nana Addo is on-going on a photo shoot and not restoring hope to Ghanaians.
To the paper Nana Addo is not the best man for the country.
It says the presidency of John Dramani Mahama has given Ghanaians hope and restored the hope they lost during the John Agyekum Kufuor's tenure as president.