The Daily Graphic agrees with the ruling by an Accra High Court that ordered the Haatso branches of the International Central Gospel Church ICGC, and the Cross-Road Community Church Ministries to pay damages of ¢40,000.00 [forty thousand Ghana cedis] to two residents of the area for excessive noise-making and for being a nuisance. The paper believes that the judgement will not only serve as a reference point for such cases in future but also empower citizens to use the court to address issues of noise-making, while those who produce excessive noise without consideration for others will become considerate. The Graphic believes the judgement will serve as a deterrent to erring religious groups. It urges the EPA to collaborate with health authorities to embark on intensive education on the effects of excessive noise, as well as the acceptable level of noise to employ when using electronic equipment.
The Ghanaian Times welcomes the Presidential Fiscal Responsibility Advisory Council. The paper says it cannot agree more with the President that the task ahead would be challenging especially in the face of dwindling tax revenues and ever-increasing development needs of the people. The paper urges the Council members to grab the opportunity given them to make a difference by ensuring fiscal discipline in the management of public finances. The Times has no doubt the Dr Paul Acquah led Advisory Council will be up to the task and prays that with their expertise and knowledge they would offer the President the best advice to enable him to manage the economy in the best interest of the country.