Apr 17, 2012 at 8:36am
17th April, 2012
The Daily Graphic dedicates its editorial to the campaign against fire outbreaks.
The paper is not happy with the increasing number of fire outbreak in markets, the recent one being the Kumasi central market.
The paper blames the Metropolitan Assemblies for these fire outbreaks saying they have weak regulatory and supervisory systems.
It adds that, it appears the assemblies are just interested in raking in revenue but fail to protect the hands that provide them with the revenue.
The Graphic believes if the Kumasi Central Market had accessible routes, personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service could have salvaged some of the burnt stores and property.
The paper urges the assemblies to take urgent steps to redevelop the markets that are inaccessible.
The Ghanaian Times calls on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to be proactive in revenue mobilization to ensure rapid development.
It says the threat by the Ministry of Local government and Rural Development that it will no longer pay for debts of waste collection of the various Assemblies will pose a serious financial burden on the Assemblies if implemented.
According to the paper, the decision is a great challenge to the District Chief Executive hence, the need to strategize and expand their sources of income.
The Finder says violence in politics will do the country no good.
Politicians must therefore be mindful of their language, especially when they talk to the media.
It is the hope of the paper that Ghana's democracy will mature to a stage where political disagreement are settled in a mature way and not as the paper puts it, ' a school park fashion".
The Finder urges politicians not to applaud what is wrong when it is in their favour, but must condemn what is wrong no matter who commits it.