The Ghanaian Times says democracy is a contest of ideas and not war. The Ghana Police Service recently identified 4,098 hotspots across the country as areas where violence is likely to erupt during the election period. It is based on this that the paper appeals to security personnel in the country to increase their presence in hotspots and be stern and not let their guards down. It says security personnel who will be deployed should be tough and proactive in dealing with persons who may want to cause disturbances in the country. The Times appeals to Ghanaians particularly the Political Class who hire the youth to attack each other to desist from such unpatriotic acts which threaten the peace of the country.
The Daily Graphic calls for proposed skills training for Kayayie to be holistic. It notes that the absence of a skilled youth population has huge negative impact on the country both now and in the future. The paper is worried about the deficiency in education and skill training manifesting in many youth who especially migrate mainly from the Northern part of the country to the urban areas in search of jobs but turns out to be not what they expected. The Graphic notes that skills training for head porters has been done before but did not achieve its purpose. It however expects that this time round the skills to be provided will be comprehensively addressed so that beneficiaries do not complete the programme and for lack of market or patronage return to head porterage.