The Daily Graphic expresses worry about the statement by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman –Manu which said 10 percent of 100 persons in Ghana have a form of mental illness. The Paper commends the effort of the Ministry of Health to establish the nature of mental health and the numbers suffering from the condition. The Graphic says this will go a long way in the mobilization of resources and logistics to support the effort, and integrate mental healthcare delivery across the country. The Paper says the country cannot gloss over such a serious situation where a number of the population is suffering from one form of mental condition, arguing that there is a call for action.
The Ghanaian Times commends the Military High Command for its exemplary swift action against wayward soldiers who went to town brutalizing civilians on account of a stolen mobile phone of a soldier in Wa. It expresses the need to re-enforce the sense of discipline among the troops to safeguard the worldwide reputation of Ghana’s military. The Paper hopes the action by the Command will be telling enough that though security personnel deserves public respect and cooperation in the discharge of their duties, members of the public have the inalienable right to report and seek justice for security personnel brutalities.