10th February, 2017
| Updated Dec 09, 2017 at 12:48pm
The Daily Graphic remembers the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, a year after the gruesome murder in his house. The paper says JB's death among others, raise concerns about the personal security of members of the public. The Daily Graphic reminds all to take charge of their security and safety at all times and not when tragedy strikes. To the Graphic, the days of communal living where everyone was every one's neighbour and people went to the aid of persons who were attacked are no more. The paper therefore calls for community watch committees to be revitalised to keep watch in our communities.
The Ghanaian times applauds the move by government to redevelop and expand the country's oldest gold mine at Obuasi in the Ashanti region. This comes after the mine, which employed close to 6,000 people at its peak was closed down in 2014 in the face of devastating challenges such as invasion by illegal miners and fall in the commodity prices. According to the paper, the nation has been deprived of foreign exchange earnings and made poorer by the inactivity of the mine. The Times calls for the reviving of the mine to ensure that jobs are brought back and the mines returned to profitable operations. The Times is of the belief that the country has the capacity to partner other mining companies to revive the Obuasi-based mine which it describes as a national treasure.