Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Has Akufo-Addo boxed himself into a tight corner?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, January 21, 2016 Folks, when a politician cannot stand firm to speak and act expeditiously and reflect natural intelligence and political acumen, he may end up pandering to whims and caprices with negative boomerang effects. In our Ghanaian situation, our politicians have been established as whimsical to all intents and purposes, saying and doing ...

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What exactly compelled Ghana to accept the two Gitmo ex-detainees?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, January 15, 2016 Folks, we have already bared our teeth to bite the Mahama-led administration for agreeing to settle the two former detainees of the Guantanamo Bay in Ghana. And we now know from President Mahama’s slip-up that they are based in Takoradi. Why Takoradi? And how does the government expect the residents of ...

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Woa look oooh… These paranoid NPP people paaaaa

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, January 14, 2016 Folks, just look at these NPP people and their campaign of hot-air blowing: “New voters’ register or not; Mahama must go—NPP” As reported, “A former Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu, has served notice the Mahama administration will be changed in 2016 whether the Electoral Commission ...

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President Mahama, facing the press is good, but…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Folks, in one of my opinion pieces welcoming President Mahama to office as the substantive President of Ghana at the end of Election 2012, I made it clear that he could help our democracy grow better if he used his communication skills to advantage. In that sense, I suggested that he ...

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Should Akufo-Addo be prompted before acting?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, January 10, 2016 Folks, when I read news reports that a group calling itself the Great Democrats had demanded that the NPP’s Akufo-Addo must state his position on Ghana’s decision to host two Guantanamo Bay ex-convicts for two years, I laughed out loud and risked bursting my rib cage. According to Ibrahim Yahaya, the ...

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Is the Okyehene scaring the NPP’s Akufo-Addo?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, January 10, 2016 Folks, it is true that our 1992 Constitution debars traditional leaders from doing partisan politics; but some have brazenly done so, damn the consequences. The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, is known for his utterances that some may construe or misconstrue as a reflection of his political interests. But he hasn’t ...

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No room for Yemeni undesirables in Ghana!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, January 7, 2016 Folks, I woke up this morning to read a news report that has really angered me beyond description. For the first time in my life, I got really pissed off and let down. If you have read that report too, you should feel the way I do. If you haven’t yet, ...

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Isn’t Dr. Wereko-Brobby telling the NPP the Truth?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Folks, I have insisted all this while that the NPP can save itself from more disaster (at least, by presenting workable and reliable alternatives for governance to spice contemporary Ghanaian politics) if it abandons its anachronistic rogue and book politics to turn attention toward issues dear to the lives of the ...

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Only the NDC can defeat the NDC

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Folks, I have said it already that I don’t like the way Koku Anyidoho does politics to damage the NDC’s interests. Ever since he turned himself into a potentate at the Communication Directorate of government to bulldoze his way through the terrain and step on toes anyhow under the late Atta ...

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The Electoral Commission shoots down the NPP again

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, January 4, 2016 Folks, when Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia led a team of NPP elements to conduct exercises aimed at proving their allegation that the existing voters register was “bloated” and “incredible”, they settled on documents that they regarded as substantial. They spent money and other resources, time, and energy and thumbed their chests at ...

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So, Akufo-Addo’s own trusted lieutenants will kill him?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, January 3, 2016 Folks, it is disgusting to have the doomsday prophecies from charlatans of Rev. Owusu-Bempah’s type begin fouling our air so early in 2016. After opening their mouths really wide to make all kinds of predictions and prophecies that never came true as far as the fate of Akufo-Addo is concerned at ...

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Has the Electoral Commission set the stage for Election 2016?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, January 2, 2016 Folks, the Electoral Commission says that it will not compile any new voters register for Election 2016. Its decision was based on the recommendations of the 5-member panel that it had set up to gather views from the citizens and identifiable organizations (political parties, civil society groups, etc.).  (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/EC-says-no-to-new-Voters-Register-404465). Meantime, ...

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By the time Nana Konadu wakes up to reality…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 31, 2015 Folks, Nana Konadu says that she has had the worst Christmas experience, not because the NDC government has failed to satisfy her but because of the death of her mother. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/I-wept-on-Christmas-day-Rawlings-403693). Oyiwa!! The death of a dear one is traumatizing; not so? Has she ever paused to wonder how survivors ...

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As Okoampah-Ahoofe knocks on my door…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor STuesday, December 29, 2015 Folks, I am thrilled beyond description at this time of the year because of what Okoampah-Ahoofe, the resident pesky pest of Ghanaweb and other online media, has girded his loin to do with me. It is not the first time, though; but this time, I am more than well-togged for his ...

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Merely dismissing the 500 military recruits is not enough

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 28, 2015 Folks, the immediate move made by the military high command to dismiss 500 recruits being trained at the Asutsuare military installation is proper and should be accepted in its stride. But more action should be taken to clip their wings so they don’t unleash their venom on society. At least, once ...

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For Akufo-Addo, wishes should become horses to ride

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, December 27, 2015 Folks, it is interesting how people make resolutions at the end of one year, even as they take a sneak peek into their fate in the advancing year. And that fate can’t be determined by mere human dribs and drabs, although one’s own acts of commission or omission may play an ...

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