15th June, 2012
The Daily Graphic today dedicates its editorial to clashes in some parts of the country that has led to the loss of lives and property. The paper says government and all stakeholders must act swiftly to avert these communal clashes and restore total peace and security in the affected areas such as Nankpanduri and Hohoe. The paper advises that instead of anticipating mayhem, it is necessary for all and sundry to work towards peaceful elections in December. It says Ghanaians should cast their minds back to the kind of agonies people in some neighbouring countries went through as a result of protracted conflicts in those countries. It is therefore imperative that no one does anything to replicate those scenarios in Ghana before, during and after the elections. This, the Graphic believes will diminish the anticipation of pessimists and unpatriotic citizens whose major objective is to mar the relative peace and stability the country is enjoying.
The Ghanaian Times welcomes government's acquisition of a meteorological surveillance radar for reliable and accurate weather forecasts and warning. The paper notes that the state of the out facility apart from ensuring safety of the country's airspace, would also improve safety on the Volta Lake and its catchment areas. To the paper, coming in the wake of the recent heavy rain storms which hit parts of the country and the recent plane crash at the Kotoka International Airport, the facility will go a long way to provide early warning signals against to the disasters. The Times however appeals to the Ghana Metrological Agency to ensure its periodic maintenance to prolong its life span. It commands the authorities for their foresight in installing two weather observation systems in the north to effectively monitor the conditions there.