Jun 12, 2012 at 2:43pm
12th June, 2012
In the wake of recent disturbances in some parts of the country the Daily Graphic writes on the need to maintain peace.
It says from the beginning of this year, neighbours have risen against neighbours and communities against communities all resulting from differences that could have been resolved on the negotiation table.
The paper describes the latest violence in Hohoe as a complex one as it borders on ethnic and religious conflict.
The paper urges the people of Hohoe to be worried about the latest disturbances that seem to undermine the peace and stability of the area.
The Daily Graphic states that the time to bury the hatchets is now in order to give room for peaceful co-existence especially since it is an election year.
The Business Guide says, the Tema Oil Refinery would now hold its head above water, following the settlement of the refinery's debts by government through the issuance of lands to the Public in March last year.
It says proper structures should be put in place to enable the refinery to enjoy a refreshing lease of life.
The papers appeals to government to deal with the situation at hand so as to rescue the refinery.
The True Statesman writes that the description of the Ghana Bar Associations as a political wing of the New Patriotic Party, NPP cannot be said to be an understatement considering the current development surrounding the institution.
It is unfortunate that an association like the GBA which is held in high esteem by all Ghanaians is gradually becoming a political entity.
The paper says, the current executives of the Association lack credibility and have made the association, a mockery of itself.
The True Statesman urges the GBA to focus on being the mouthpiece and conscience of the people rather than meddling in political issues.
The Daybreak discusses former Liberian President Charles Taylor's 50 years imprisonment by the special court for Sierra Leone in the Hague.
Taylor was charged with aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone.
The paper says the conviction of Charles Taylor is a major boost for international law.
It however wonders why most of the cases at the ICC involve African leaders.
The paper says though this might represent no imperialism, it is no excuse for African leaders to perpetrate acts of violence against humanity and that any leader caught in that direction should be dealt with according to law.