10th January, 2017

| Updated Mar 24, 2017 at 5:00pm



The Daily Graphic in its editorial expresses its joy with the enthusiasm with which President Akufo-Addo has hit the ground running because there is a lot of work to be done. The paper agrees with the President that as a country, with an exuberant and young growing population that wants the best of what the world has to offer and will not settle for "Third World" or "Developing World" standards. The Graphic, like many Ghanaians, expect the President to take Ghana to a higher level of development. The paper believes that the success of the new government depends on the contributions of all, irrespective of our political and religious affiliations. The paper therefore urges Ghanaians to buy into the vision of the new government for our mutual good, while asking the President and his team to serve and give direction to the rest of the country and not to be consumed by power.

The Ghanaian Times believes that former President John Mahama should be allowed by his party to take a bow from politics because he deserves it. The paper says after rising through the ranks to become an Assemblyman to being a Parliamentarian, Minister of State, Vice President, then President, Mr Mahama has seen and done it all and would have done more had he won the 2016 elections. The paper says although party faithful would be disappointed in this argument because the former President appears to be NDC's best candidate for 2020, the time is right to bow out, given that his brother, Ibrahim Mahama has also dropped a similar hint in an interview with journalists. The Times believes that former President John Mahama deserves rest in order to reflect on his tenure and achievements as President of Ghana.