Aug 08, 2012 at 10:21am
8th August, 2012
The Daily Graphic is concerned about the divisiveness that normally characterises the political terrain.
It notes that the grief for President Mills will come to naught if Ghanaians return to their political rancor after the funeral.
The paper says partisan politics is just a contest of ideas with rules which include tolerance, respect for divergent views and the right of individuals to make choices based on their belief.
The paper explains that disagreements should not degenerate into insults but an opportunity to tap the talents of all citizens for nation building.
The Graphic believes President Mills showed the way during his life time and urges Ghanaians to show the World that this painful experience has created a strong bond to build a prosperous nation as a lasting monument to President Mills, the “Asomdwehene”.
The Ghanaian Times says it expects President Mahama's government to be more pragmatic and drastic in improving the living conditions of Ghanaians.
The paper reminds the President that his government has less than five months to prove to Ghanaians that it is capable of managing the economy prudently.
The Times says after the funeral of President Mills, the President might need to reconstitute his government and move into action without delay.
It says the responsibility rests on President Mahama and his Vice Amissah-Arthur to reshuffle the ministerial positions if necessary and bring in people who are ready and willing to sacrifice for the betterment of the country.
The Heritage is disappointed that Ghana's representatives at the London 2012 Olympic Games could not clinch a single medal at the event.
The paper says it is apparent not much was done in preparing the nine athletes for the Games.
The Heritage says the Ghana Olympic Committee has been lackadaisical in its approach to work.
It also thinks officials of the committee are only interested in their personal welfare more than the output of the athletes.
The Heritage wonders why some athletes who were not medically fit to take part in the Games were cleared in Ghana only to be declared unfit on their arrival in London.
It stresses the need for Ghana's sports authorities to take a keen interest in all sports in the country.