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The Ghanaian Times adds its voice to the worries of the public that an 80-bed capacity ultra-modern Polyclinic at Kasoa CP, in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region, has not been in use since its completion almost two years ago. According to the paper, the contractors handed over the polyclinic to the Ministry of Health without basic medical equipment and other ancillary facilities to make it operational. The paper thinks it is unjustifiable for the ministry to accept an unequipped health facility from contractors and as a result owes the public an explanation. The Times therefore asks the Ministry Of Health  to take the approprate steps to address the issue and those of other health facilities, and put them to optimum use for the good of the country.

The Daily Graphic is concerned at the spate of forest exploitation in recent years with its attendant high rate of deforestation and their negative effects on the environment. The paper notes that reforestation and afforestation programmes have existed for decades but many were not effectively implemented for the country to derive it benefits. The Graphic commends Former President Jerry John Rawlings and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu for their initiative to shore up the forest cover. It says over the years, many trees have been planted in an attempt to increase the forest cover but the initiators lacked the ability to grow the trees. It says for the country to further embark on any tree planting exercise, the authorities must ensure that they are not only planted but grown.

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