Press focuses on earthquake alert

APA-Accra (Ghana)

The Ghanaian press on Tuesday focuses on the warning from the Ghana Geological Services of possible earthquake in Ghana, following a series of earth tremors.

The acting Director General of the geological survey, Dr. Daniel Boamah, who sounded the caution, said an earth tremor that occurred in Accra on Sunday was 4.0 on the Richter scale.

The Daily Graphic reports that Dr. Boamah called on stakeholders to take the necessary precautionary measures to reduce the impact of the looming danger.

He explained that the occurrence of two earth tremors in a row in one year should not be taken for granted.

"This minor earthquake is a warning to get us prepared for a bigger one, but when the event will occur, we do not know," he added.

The Ghanaian Times for its part, said the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has announced that the passage of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill will happen next year.

"Government is aware of the persistent advocacy by several groups to get the RTI bill passed. I want to assure you that government is very committed to have the law to boost its corruption fight.

“We keep seeking for updates from Parliament and so just this morning, I was speaking to the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and he told me that they have considered about half of the amendments so far. All things being equal, he tells me early in the next session of Parliament, this Bill which has been sought after for the past 20 years, will be passed," he added.


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