The Daily Graphic says it expects that all voters will not only participate and fulfill their civic responsibilities but also help elect competent and hardworking assembly and unit committee members to run affairs at the local level. The paper is of the view that if voters do not participate to get competent representatives elected, good governance practices could be undermined in the long run. For this reason, the Graphic enjoins all voters to go out there to cast their ballots independently for their candidates of choice, bearing in mind that without good and competent assembly members, it will be very difficult to get representatives who will devote their time to serve. The Graphic advises voters that no Ghanaian worth the accolade good citizen must stay away from Tuesday, December 17 exercise. It cautions the voting public as well as candidates seeking to be elected, to go about this national exercise peacefully, devoid of violent conduct.
The Ghanaian Times is of the view that the July 1 deadline for the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) during a high level summit in Niger must not be missed. Trade between African countries had remain impressively low and AFCFTA is expected to make Africa the world’s largest free trade area covering a market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $3trillion. The paper says this opportunity cannot be missed and the trade ministers must certainly achieve the targets set for them. The Times says there is high expectation out there and failure on the part of the current leaders to successfully implement the AFCFTA agreement for the benefit of the people may receive unfavorable backlash.