14th June, 2012
The Daily Graphic is certain that victims of previous flooding and bush fires will welcome the emergency response programme initiated by government to bring relief to victims of wide-scale flooding during the rainy season and bush fires during the dry season. To the paper, the call on citizens to form fire volunteer squads and rapid response teams makes the programme a worthy initiative. The Graphic however believes it must be designed in a way that citizen squads and governmental agencies will be able to deliver the desired response to those in need of help.
The Ghanaian Times calls on the law enforcement agencies to deal decisively with parents and other perpetrators of child labour in the country. To the paper, it is regrettable that about 20 percent of children are engaged in one worst form of child labour or the other. The Times commends members of Parliament for unanimously condemning the menace on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour. It urges the august House to do more to enact more stringent legislations that would prevent would be perpetrators from engaging children in the practice.
The Accra Mail and the Republic newspapers share similar sentiments on recent disturbances in northern Ghana and other parts of the country. With barely six months into the general election, the papers find it appalling that such blightful events should persistently dominate the air waves. Such developments, the papers note could seriously undermine the credibility of the polls. The Accra Mail and the Republic call on the security services to be up and doing by acting with dispatch and professionalism to halt the trend.