Aug 03, 2012 at 10:02am
3rd August, 2012
The Daily Graphic lauds President John Mahama's pledge to resolve chieftaincy disputes in the Greater Accra Region.
This, in the paper's view, will help check the negative impact chieftaincy disputes and its attendant land litigations have on investor confidence in the country.
It adds that the menace especially affects estate and individual land developers because of the constant short-changes in land deals.
According to the Graphic, a critical look at the country's land tenure system will be helpful in dealing with the issue to ensure that land is maintained as a major factor of production for growth.
The Graphic notes that the time has come for order to be introduced into land and chieftaincy administration to bring about peace and orderly development.
The Ghanaian Times expresses concern about the rate at which delegations are calling at the Castle to meet with President Mahama.
It says even though the gesture is very much appreciated, it feels it may affect the President's health.
The Times says it is a fact that the President will get busier when world leaders start arriving next week for the funeral of Professor Mills.
President Mahama therefore needs adequate rest to cope with the heavy schedules ahead of him.
Ghana needs to take a hard look at transportation is how the Heritage titles its editorial.
The paper says one way to solve the issue of traffic jam particularly during rush hours is for government to consider building underground train.
To the paper, this is the best means of carrying people around in large cities and towns.
The paper says underground train has no impediments in its way and can move swiftly picking passengers and dropping others.
Citing countries like Algeria and the UK which use the underground train system, the Heritage urges government to adopt this system of transportation which has so many positive results.
The Today Newspaper welcomes the nomination of the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, as the Vice President.
It urges Parliament to approve his nomination since the legislators are not noted for disapproving the appointments of national administration.
The paper also expresses displeasure at the arguments raised by the New Patriotic Party, NPP against the Vice Presidential nominee.
Adding that it is not for nothing that political experts have chosen an Economist as the Vice President high office of the land.
It hopes the move will help in shaping the country's economy for development.