Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Who is helping Woyome not to bear his cross?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, October 6, 2014 The Supreme Court gave an order that Alfred Agbesi Woyome should refund the 51 or more million Cedis to the national coffers. It is past many months now and we don’t know what has happened to that court order. Has Woyome yet refunded the money to the state? If he hasn’t ...

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Is Ekwow Spio-Garbrah really arrogant?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, October 3, 2014 Folks, some Members of Parliament are of the opinion that Ekwow Spio-Garbrah is arrogant, which they consider to be a major flaw. The news report on proceedings in Parliament prior to his being approved as Minister of Trade and Industry says it all: “Minister-designate for Trade and Industry, Mr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah ...

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OYIWA: NPP wins case to proceed with October 18 Congress

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, October 3, 2014 Folks, when I said in a post a few days ago that the suit against the NPP by two of its members protesting against the October 18 date for the national delegates congress to choose a flagbearer for Election 2016 would be dismissed, some NPP buffs dismissed me as a troublemaker. ...

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Ex-President Kufuor is lying through his teeth!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Let’s hear him: “Busia would’ve made Ghana a ‘fantastic’ nation”—Former President John Kufuor has said Ghana would have been a better country than it is today if former Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia (late) had been allowed to carry through with his policies when he assumed power in 1969. According to ...

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Of Christianity, Character, and Influence on Society

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, September 27, 2014 Folks, we have for many times now been discussing matters arising from the lifestyle, public utterances, and claims about gifts of prophecy that continue to raise serious questions about Christianity in our contemporary times, especially as practised in Ghana and Nigeria. I have been particularly strident in condemning the “Men-of-God” who ...

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So, President Mahama should have wept at the United Nations, eh?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, September 25, 2014 My good friends, I continue to see those vainly criticizing anything and everything done (or not done) by President Mahama as doing “rogue” politics and making themselves the butt of public ridicule. Here is a classic example of one of them: “Head of the Political Science Department at the KNUST, Prof. ...

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Does Ms. Lauretta Lamptey of CHRAJ still have a conscience?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, September 25, 2014 Folks, I am perturbed by the stubbornness of Ms. Lauretta Lamptey, head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). She is doggedly resisting urgent appeals to her conscience to act honourably by resigning and seems to be overflowing with arrogance too!! Her attempt at dousing the fire that ...

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These African First Ladies are really wagging their tails

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Folks, I have already written an opinion piece to complain bitterly about the manner in which the wives of African Presidents have constituted themselves into an Association of First Ladies and assumed power and authority to do things as if they have anybody’s mandate to act and talk as they wish. ...

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With the CHRAJ and Co., our democracy remains doomed unless…

Friday, September 19, 2014 Folks, in response to the controversy raised by the huge sum of money paid on hotel accommodation for Ms. Lauretta Lamptey (head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ) a contributor made an insightful contribution to an opinion piece that I wrote a few days ago: “Not only CHRAJ but these too, NMC, ...

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As the Christian Council touches raw nerves…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, September 15, 2014 Folks, the politics of attrition is in full gear. Critics of the Mahama-led administration are relentlessly chastising it for various reasons while the government itself continues to insist that it is on course, in total control of the situation, and is doing all it can to solve national problems, especially the ...

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Sacking Black Stars Coach, Kwasi Appiah, isn’t right

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, September 11, 2014 My good friends, I am saddened by the news report carried by Myjoyonline that the Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, has been removed and replaced with Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac as head coach of the Black Stars. Here is the news report in part: “Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah has been ...

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Akufo-Addo’s Pyrrhic victory, the NPP’s woes at Election 2016

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Folks, the rampaging going on in the NPP to the advantage of Akufo-Addo doesn’t surprise me at all. As an outsider who has been keenly observing the goings-on in the NPP over the years, particularly since the emergence of Akufo-Addo as a potentate exercising maximum stranglehold (call it “chokehold, if you ...

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Here is Akufo-Addo for you again

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, September 9, 2014 “Ivorian President, 70, is 10 times better than 55-year-old Mahama”, says Akufo-Addo. (See: http://www.myjoyonline.com/politics/2014/September-9th/70-year-old-ivorian-president-10-times-better-than-50-year-old-john-mahama-akufo-addo.php). By this claim, we can see that Akufo-Addo is justifying and rationalizing his own age factor. He turns 72 in 2016 when the Presidential elections will be held. For the records, Akufo-Addo’s father (Edward Akufo-Addo, Titular President ...

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The deadwood called Ghana’s Missions Abroad

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, September 6, 2014 Folks, a country that doesn’t have good expertise in doing productive foreign relations work can’t impress or attract other countries to do business with it. And without any productive relationship with other countries, how can such a country sell itself? No amount of re-branding ventures will serve its purposes. That is ...

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Why is Arthur Kennedy “slaughtering” Akufo-Addo so soon?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, September 5, 2014 Folks, the heat is already being turned on Akufo-Addo from within his own party. Dr. Dr. Kobina Arthur Kennedy, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who is also the former Communications Director for the NPP at Election 2008, is jumping on him, making very serious allegations, indicting him, ...

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