Jun 21, 2012 at 9:12am
21st June, 2012
Reports that works on the famous Job 600 for MPs will be completed by the end of August this year is the subject of comment by the Daily Graphic.The building will offer office accommodation to 252 MPs in the next parliament.
The Graphic urges government to construct 50 or more offices to cater for other MPs in anticipation of the creation of new constituencies.
It hopes that rather than come up with an excuse for non-delivery, government should ensure that the contractors on the project stick to the stipulated time for the completion of the project.
The Ghanaian Times commends the children who presented a petition to the Council of State, asking it to intervene in the conflicts that have engulfed parts of the country.
In the opinion of the paper, conflicts impede socio-economic development and are a drain on the valuable human, material and financial resources that could have been harnessed for accelerated development.
The Times therefore entreats the chiefs and people in the conflict areas to encourage their people to embrace peace for the betterment of the country.
The Finder describes as welcome news reports that the NCCE and World Vision in the Kintampo South District have initiated the Child Parliament concept in basic schools.
The move, the paper notes, will help train the pupils to become role models in future.
It says in a country where trading of insults has become the order of the day, it is proper to take measures aimed at addressing the situation before it degenerates.
The Today Newspaper wonders why government would make efforts to implement the one time premium for the National Health Insurance Scheme when it is yet to recover from the teething problems that threaten its very existence.
To the paper, though it appreciates the attempts by government to fulfill its campaign promise, a second decision should have been taken before implementing it due to concerns raised by people.