Jul 26, 2012 at 10:54am
26th July, 2012
The Daily Graphic says the outpouring of grief throughout the country over the demise of Professor Mills, shows that there can be unity in diversity if we adhere to the virtues of good neighbourliness.
It says since last Tuesday when the media broke the news of Professor Mills' death, Ghanaians have demonstrated that it is always good to uphold the things that unite us instead of those that set us apart.
The Daily Graphic thinks this is the beauty of democracy and must be maintained.
It tells Ghanaians that as they mourn Professor Mills' death, the entire world has taken keen interest in the country because of the smooth transition that culminated the swearing in of Vice President John Mahama as President of the Republic.
The paper believes that we need all hands on deck especially some form of understand of the programmes that will be put in place by the Mahama Administration to steer the country peacefully to the December 2012 elections and beyond.
It also urges Ghanaians to remain united even after the funeral of the late President as a lasting legacy to the memory of the man who was the ‘asomdwehene’.
The paper appealed to the media to be circumspect in their reportage and not to give the platform to those who want to score cheap political points during this period of grief.
The Ghanaian Times commends the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, for militating steps to investigate all instances if alleged or suspected corruption and misappropriation of public funds by officials and putting in place measures to remedy them.
The paper says the launch of the Code of Conduct for all public office holders is in the right direction but will amount to nothing if it is not enforced.
The Times insist that no amount of public denunciation will get people to do what is right if they find lapses in the implementation of such initiatives.
It therefore calls on CHRAJ to strengthen their systems by strictly enforcing rules and punishing persons who go against the code as this will ensure adherence to the code.
The Today newspaper dedicates its editorial to the late President, John Evans Atta Mills.
According to the paper, news of the President's untimely and sudden death was shocking and painful.
It however sympathizes with the entire family, especially his wife and the nation as a whole.