Jul 12, 2012 at 10:00am
12th July, 2012
The Daily Graphic thinks the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), must go beyond its code of conduct for this year’s elections, to engage the services of highly trained professionals, who by virtue of their training and competences can bring a sense of professionalism of its members to bear on the programming and news delivery.
The paper pleads with all media practitioners to act more responsibly and professionally so that the role of the media will be greatly acknowledged when the general elections become a success.
The Ghanaian Times is not happy with the frequent power outages across the country.
It says it is evidence enough that the country is facing a lot of problems with its power generation.
The problem as it stands now, according to the paper, is affecting productivity.
It therefore calls on Ghanaians to change their way of life regarding the use of utilities, especially water and electricity.
The Times believes the general public has failed to collectively use electricity prudently and must be blamed for the unfortunate situation.
The Accra Daily Mail lauds the recent statement by a senior police officer that it is illegal to block road for social functions like weddings and funerals.
The paper finds it disappointing that it is these same officers who grant permits for the roads to be blocked.
The Accra Daily Mail says if the police have woken up to the realization of this social canker, they should not simply moan about it, rather they should take action and collaborate with the appropriate authorities to stamp it out.
The Finder expresses worry about the negative impact fertilizer smuggling has on food production in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region and the country as a whole.
The paper lauds the effort of the District Chief Executive for Sissala West for calling an emergency district security committee meeting to come out with workable strategies that will be implemented to help curb the practice.
The paper suggests that the DCE should introduce immediate measures such as deploying the police in the district to curb the negative practice.