The Daily Graphic calls on the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, KMA to as a matter of urgency relocate traders at the Kumasi Central Market. This is to enable contractors to complete the redevelopment of the facility. The paper expresses worry that the second phase of the project has stagnated five months after the sod-cutting ceremony. The Graphic urges KMA to ensure the project takes off to avoid any negative impact on the socio-economic lives of the people arising from the late start of the project.
The Ghanaian Times calls on the Ghanaian and Nigerian authorities to resolve issues that have led to Nigeria closing its Western border. Although the paper respects the position taken by Nigeria to close its border to check and protect its domestic market against dumping of goods, it is of the view that it should have been done in a manner that would not bring untold hardship to traders and business people. The Times is hopeful a purported meeting between Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister and her Nigerian counterpart will lead to the opening of the border to facilitate business.