The Daily Graphic says it shares in the concerns expressed by the Minister of Local government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, for Parliament to take urgent steps to pass the Amendment Bill for MMDCEs to be elected on partisan basis. The paper believes that the passage of the bill will sync with that argument that the elected MMDCEs will be accountable to the people as the current arrangement where these officials are appointed by the President largely seeks the interest of the Executive.

The Ghanaian Times welcomes the assurance by the President that government is focused on getting the interest rates charged by banks and other financial institutions to drop to a single digit. The Times therefore encourages the government to clear all the bottlenecks that are militating against further reduction of the interest by the bank so that financial institutions would have no excuse to reduce lending rates.

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