Daily Graphic finds it ironic that despite efforts to build new factories and refurbish old ones under the one district one factory programme, some old industrial establishments are being denied the assistance needed to sustain production. The paper points to the Neoplan Manufacturing Plant as a clear example. The manufacturing entity responsible for the production of the Metro Mass buses will be shut down after years of not having any contract from government. The Graphic wonders why no policies exist to make it mandatory for government agencies to patronise goods and services by the government itself. It calls on the administration to ensure that Neoplan does not collapse like other indigenous companies such as Sanyo, the Kade Match Factory and Saltpond Ceramics among others.
Ghanaian Times calls for attention to mango and citrus farming in the country and encourages the consumption of the fruits to increase plantation. The paper expresses worry at the slow pace with which the government has responded to the call by farmers to deal with the Black Bacteria Disease affecting mangoes. The Times urges government to empower the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to eradicate the disease.