The Ghanaian Times bids farewell to former President Jerry John Rawlings. The paper says former President Rawlings will be remembered for his love for humanity and the environment as well as his contributions to the development of the country. The Times recognizes that Papa Jay, as he was affectionately called may have had his bad side like many others. But overall, he left an indelible mark on Ghana’s history. The paper calls on Ghanaians to live by the virtues for which the former President lived and died for.
The Daily Graphic calls for the protection of living incomes of cocoa farmers in the country. The paper points to the trend of low cocoa prices that fail to provide decent income for farmers involved, raising fears that the farmers may be forced to ditch their cocoa farms for other opportunities. This is despite the fact that Ghana and Cote D’Iviore produce 60 percent of the world’s cocoa. The Graphic is hopeful that recent measures put in place such as the increase in export prices as well as the addition of a fixed living income differential on all cocoa sales by the governments of Ghana and Cote D’Iviore will help save and protect the industry.