The Daily Graphic is worried about the unrest at the University of Education Winneba UEW and adds its voice to the call by the Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, to parties in the impasse to lend their fullest cooperation and support to build peace and reconciliation. The paper believes the simmering disaffection at the school has the potential to erode most of the gains made and can affect its image and academic work. The Graphic hopes the UEW and other Ghanaian universities will learn from universities elsewhere which generate huge revenues from their international students and visitors, which go to shore up their finances. The paper asks universities in the country to learn to handle their grievances before they escalate into strikes and shutdowns.
It appears not all Ministries, Department Agencies MDAs and MMDAs are adhering to the directive to use the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System, GIFMIS for their financial transaction with the government. The Ghanaian Times is therefore impressed with the position of the Controller and Accountant General Department to deny funding from the consolidated funds if they refuse to conduct their financial transactions through GIFMIS. The paper urges the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to crack the whip since it is an offence for institutions to fail to operate on the GIFMIS. The paper, however, believes there are genuine reasons why some companies might not be on the platform and hope the government will rectify those challenges to ensure it runs smoothly for all.