The Ghanaian Times commends PIAC and EOCO for their collaboration to investigate the use of the country’s petroleum revenue to ensure accountability. The paper believes collaboration by the two institutions is in the best interest of the country and a huge step towards the fight against corruption especially in the management of the country’s oil revenue. The Times is of the view that the joint probe would enable PIAC to implement its recommendations as well as hold public office holders accountable.
The Daily Graphic bemoans the huge disparity in the doctor patient ratio in parts of the country, particularly in the Central Region as well as the North. The paper puts the ratio in the Upper West region for instance as one doctor to 14,000 patients. This it attributes to lack of incentives for doctors posted to such areas, who reject the postings as a result. The Graphic applauds a proposal by the Central Regional Health Directorate to design incentive packages to address the issue of acute shortage of doctors in the region, and hopes that other Health Directorates will follow suit.
The Daily Heritage calls on government and stakeholders to prioritise mental healthcare and put in more resources to make life more comfortable for the vulnerable in society. The paper says thousands of mentally challenged persons roam the streets due to inadequate number of facilities to accommodate them. The paper is disappointed at the situation, adding that such a phenomenon should not continue.