The Ghanaian Times is extremely worried about the high rate of poverty in Ghana especially in the three regions of the north and some parts of the central region. The paper is of the firm belief that given the successes chalked up over the years, Ghana has the capacity to push on and end extreme poverty. However, the other dimension of poverty that is of great concern and a threat to the country’s quest for a just and equal society is income inequalities. The Ghanaian Times believes that continuous implementation of poverty reduction programmes targeted at the right people is critical to solving the problem.
The Today Newspaper says the debate on the National Cathedral does not seem to be dying soon. The paper describes the national discourse as a beauty of democracy, ”that is for citizens to have the freedom to speak freely on the issue”. The paper points out that, if the location of the project is a problem, the authorities should consider looking elsewhere for peace to prevail!
The Daily Graphic raises concerns about the influx of fake goods on the Ghanaian market saying there is an urgent need to arrest the matter. The paper mentions goods such as electrical cables which have caused fires across the country because they were detected to be fake. It agrees with the Director General of the Ghana Standards Authority that the smuggling of substandard goods into the country presents a crisis. The situation thus calls for radical approach to nip it in the bud to safeguard lives and property.