Apr 19, 2012 at 9:20am
19th April, 2012
The Ghanaian Times is worried that in this modern era nearly thirty thousand houses in the Accra Metropolis are still without toilet facilities.
It recalls that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, AMA, last year gave all landlords whose houses do not have such facilities up to the end of September to provide them or face prosecution.
However, not much has been done.
The paper therefore finds it untenable that so far only those who have refused to understand why they should provide toilet in their homes have been prosecuted while a larger group of landlords who have shown little commitment have been given a grace period of up to the end of this year.
The Times calls on the authorities to step up the enforcement of the by-laws on sanitation, especially the provision of toilet facilities in order to achieve the goal of making Accra a Millennium City.
The Daily Graphic makes a passionate appeal to the police to enforce laws as evenly as possible so that the perception is not created that there is selective justice.
The paper says over the last few days, sections of the public have been engaged in street battles with the police, while others have carried offensive weapons without the police winking an eye.
It says although the statement made by the MP for Assin North Kennedy Agyepong is provocative, irresponsible and reprehensible, the State must be fair in the application of the law.
Otherwise, the State that is supposed to protect the citizens will end up abusing their rights.
The Daily Graphic hopes the police will yield to this call and asks all Ghanaians to look into the future with confidence.
They should also have faith in State Institutions to be able to steer the affairs of the state from now to the 2012 elections and thereafter.