Jun 08, 2012 at 10:01am
8th June, 2012
The Daily Graphic and the Today newspaper write on the proliferation of small arms in the country especially this election year.
The papers link the situation to the rising cases in communal violence in the country.
According to the Graphic Ghanaians are now resorting to the use of unorthodox means of resolving their differences, abandoning time tested values such as dialogue.
The paper is happy that personalities like Vice President, Mahama, the Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre, Oti Boateng amongst others are urging Ghanaians to preach peace.
It says if the country succeeds in organising peaceful elections this year, the country's prospects of achieving greater things will not be farfetched.
The Today Newspaper on its part believes that recent media reports on the proliferation of arms are causing fear and panic in the country while some economists believe it could contribute to the depreciation of the cedi.
The paper therefore cautions the media to be circumspect in their reportage in order not to heighten tensions and tarnish the country's image in the international community.
The Ghanaian Times discusses a story it published yesterday about a 14 year old girl who attempted suicide for being forced into marriage by her parents.
The paper urges the relevant institutions to look into the matter.
The Times condemns the callous behaviour of some parents who because of poverty force their under aged girls into marriage.
The paper thinks that such acts are unlawful since it abuses the fundamental human rights of the victims.
It cautions families contemplating such acts to rethink saying, the law would deal ruthlessly with them when caught.