The Daily Graphic reiterates the need to consolidate gains made against money laundering. The Paper finds it refreshing that Ghana is in the process of exiting the global list of countries with deficiencies in anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regimes. This follows the swift implementation of an action plan handed government by the global watchdog on money laundering and terrorism financing, the Financial Action Taskforce, after Ghana was added to the grey list in 2019. It is against this background that the Graphic believes now is the time to consolidate the gains, keep up the momentum and become a regional and global icon in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. The Paper notes that the amendment of Act 749, the passage of the Real Estate Agency 2020 Act 1047 and the adoption of a comprehensive policy on anti-money laundering are all key to this fight. Hence, relevant stakeholders such as players in the financial and the housing and real estate sectors, must be encouraged to implement them.
The Ghanaian Times wades into the debate on the efficacy of the Sputnik-V and AstraZeneca vaccines on the deadly Covid-19 Delta Variant. It says the Ghana Health Service’s denial of reports of the ineffectiveness of these vaccines on the delta variant is good news. However, the Paper notes that the Head of West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of University of Ghana, Prof. Gordon Awandare’s call for a shift to more potent vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna as the AstraZeneca and Sputnik-V may not be entirely effective against the variant must not be discounted and trashed. The Times is optimistic that since Medical Experts are constantly observing Covid-19 and its variants, the world can be assured of winning the fight against the pandemic. It reminds all that Covid-19 is real and they must observe all the safety measures to stay alive.