The Daily Graphic again calls for a clean Accra with the belief that a clean environment begets healthy people. This the paper says informs its decision to partner government and other agencies in the sanitation sector to ensure that the vision of President Akufo Addo is achieved and all become responsible citizens and not spectators in the drive to make Ghana clean. The Graphic is convinced that with the declaration of 2021 as the “Year of Sanitation” it will whip up the interest of the people in good sanitation practices. The paper reminds government that while people are being encouraged to act in line with good sanitation practices, it is incumbent to accede to calls by stakeholders in the sanitation sector to remove taxes on the importation of sanitation equipment and generally provide a conducive environment for them to operate in.
The Ghanaian Times wishes all Muslims Ramadan Mubarak as they begin their annual month-long fasting two days ago. The paper details the significance of Ramadan describing it as a fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam. The Times, by way of background information says Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. During this period, Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk. The paper believes the month of Ramadan is a month of self-reflection and a way for Muslims to develop positive habits like avoiding all manner of sins that can be brought forward once Ramadan is over. It says it is important for Muslims and all Ghanaians to observe everything that brings peace, unity and prosperity to the nation. It is the prayer of the paper that the fast ends well while wishing all Muslims the best during the period.