Jul 10, 2012 at 9:51am
10th July, 2012
The Daily Graphic commends the country's South-South Co-operation with India.
The paper is happy about opportunity offered West African exhibitors to display their products alongside those of their Indian counterparts.
It says whiles Ghanaian traders might be more interested in establishing business deals and partnerships with their Indian counterparts, they must focus on the development handicap which is more technological than just lack of credit and capital.
The paper believes the country's industrial firms must take the initiative to establish deals to help them improve upon their technological base.
The Graphic emphasizes the need for Ghana and India to share technological expertise adding that, Africa's future does not lie in aid but trade.
The Ghanaian Times supports the Public Accounts Committee recommendation to the Ministry of Education to ensure that public educational institutions stop charging unapproved fees.
The paper says already parents are over burdened with fees and the extra charges worsen their plight.
The Times draws the attention of school authorities charging these fees to Article 38 clause one of the 1992 Constitution which makes it obligatory for the state to provide educational facilities to all levels in all regions of the country and shall to the greatest extent feasible, make those facilities available to all citizens.
The paper says this provision in the constitution makes it illegal for the authorities to charge unapproved fees adding that, actions of these school authorities defeats the purpose of accessible education.
The Times urges the Ministry of Education to enforce laws on this practise and also ensure that school authorities do not hide behind PTA's to impose such dubious levies.