16th February, 2017
| Updated Feb 16, 2017 at 4:50pm
The Daily Graphic believes the Council of State has a vital role to play in the governance of the country as enshrined in the 1992 constitution to advice the president in the performance of his function. The paper says over the years, the council has worked silently in the background in fulfilling its mandate. The paper however, believes that the council should comprise people with strong moral character and must not be partisan in nature. The paper urges the Electoral College that will elect regional representatives February 16 to discharge their duties with only one objective, which is to promote the interest of Ghana.
The Ghanaian Times writes on the extortion on the Kulungu-Kumasi highway raised in parliament Wednesday by the Member of Parliament for Binduri, Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem. It says the revelation, even though scandalising, is no surprise since this is not the first time extortions on roads have been raised in public. This is however the first time parliament is being called upon to intervene. The paper says it is not amazed at all because it is on record to have published in the past, the shameful practice of the country's security agencies on roads. The Times therefore supports the position that this matter should not be taken lightly because it's illegal and may affect economic activities. It calls on all concerned agencies to come together and eradicate this canker.
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