The Daily Graphic urges government to introduce initiatives that will attract the African diaspora to Ghana,and create a conducive atmosphere for them to return, and put their expertise at the country’s disposal. As Ghana celebrates the “Year of return”, an initiative to mark 400 years of slave trade on the continent, the paper commends the move as it seeks to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora. The Graphic believes the diaspora has a lot to offer Ghana and Africa, and called on government and relevant stakeholders to do more to attract them and ensure they stay.
The Ghanaian Times pleads with striking nurses at the Damango Government Hospital to rescind their decision and return to post. This is to enable patients get the care they need, to avoid loss of life. The nurses are protesting over unpaid allowances, denial of study leave among others. The paper highlights the importance of the Damango Government Hospital as a referral health facility for a number of the newly created regions. It urges the nurses to be reminded of their pledge to do their best for patients, and calls on the hospital authorities to listen to the nurses in order not to escalate the situation.