Ghanaian Times is happy that when news of the dead fishes and mammals broke, public institutions that have mandates to deal with such situations rushed in to perform their duties to safeguard public health and also prevent possible environmental pollution from the dead creatures. The paper is however worried that some institutions concerned do not have active or sharp surveillance systems in place to inform them ahead of time to be proactive in such situations. The Times is again worried about the way the public rushed to collect the dead creatures, fish or any other animal, for consumption without thinking of possible health implications and even death. It is the concern of the paper, that it could be that those who collect such dead sea creatures would process them and sell to unsuspecting consumers who may suffer health problems which might not be traced to the consumption of the dead fish. The Times says it is about time state institutions including the National Commission on Civic Education and the district assemblies, educated the members of the public about such matters to safeguard public health.
The Daily Graphic says optimizing the use of urban space calls for sound planning policies and efficient inclusive planning systems which are essential for the delivery of better towns and cities. The paper is therefore happy about the stern warning issued by the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah to encroachers on lands meant for airports to relocate with the strongest indication that all properties sited on such lands will be demolished. In one breath, the Graphic is excited that the Minister is poised to ensure that the proper thing is done to stop, once and for all, people taking the law into their hands and embarking on constructions, contrary to the laws of the land.