Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Do our politicians ever know their bounds?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, September 4, 2014 Folks, I apologize for my absence from the forum over the past one week or so. I got caught up in many issues, all tumbling over each other for maximum attention. I just relocated in a more convenient area of New York City and immediately turned attention to academic issues at ...

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Election 2016 is two years away; why the HASTY prophecies?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, August 30, 2014 Folks, we all saw what happened before Election 2012 when all manner of “Men-of-God” and leaders of other religious sects (Imams, traditional African religion, etc.) flooded our ears with prophecies that turned out to be false and became the foundation for resistance and ugly behaviour by those who genuinely lost the ...

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Ukraine crisis: Will the showdown begin soon?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, August 29, 2014 Folks, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko over the weekend to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, glaring signs showed that Russia won’t just sit down unconcerned for the rebels to be routed by the Ukrainian government forces. It seems that Russia knows what it is about and is ...

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Another idiotic utterance from the NDC camp

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 29, 2014 Folks, our politics continues to be watered down by personalities who should have known better than they have demonstrated so far. While happenings in the NPP are indeed troubling and indicative of the likelihood of an implosion unless cleverly handled and the tension defused to prepare the party for Election 2016, ...

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Too many c(r)ooks are spoiling the NPP’s broth

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Folks, the manipulation of the situation in the NPP to favour Akufo-Addo is too glaring to miss. And it has been done in a calculating manner but will have a nasty string of repercussions for the party unless the miraculous happens. The NPP is really at the crossroads, even as its ...

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Dr. Arthur Kennedy pokes Akufo-Addo’s eyes

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 21, 2014 Folks, by now, you must have read the opinion piece written by Dr. Arthur Kennedy in which he minced no word by saying a lot to suggest that the rumpus in the NPP can be traced to the wiliness with which the Akufo-Addo camp is doing politics within the NPP. (See: ...

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Matters arising as the NPP continues to teeter and totter…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 21, 2014 Folks, some NPP friends have expressed optimism that the current rumpus in the party is just a “fad” and that it will help know the weaknesses and strengthen the party for Election 2016. They have been quick to compare the crisis to what befell the NDC when Jerry Rawlings’ stranglehold was ...

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Where is Akufo-Addo while the NPP burns?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Folks, in any human situation where bad blood reigns, it takes only one word from a peace-maker to calm nerves and build productive relationships. Such a peacemaker may be old or young, well-endowed intellectually to dissect causes of the problems and find solutions to them or be or naturally gifted with ...

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The NPP is really challenging itself for nothing

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Folks, we know that when it comes to engaging pertinent issues verging on national affairs, the economic challenges that the Mahama-led administration is finding difficult come to the fore. We have acknowledged those challenges and criticized the government for its acts of commission or omission. Even as the situation doesn’t improve ...

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Deputy Ministers still schooling to become what?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 14, 2014 In human affairs, especially those that deal with development, no one needs under-rate the value of professional development. Much can be achieved if those in charge of affairs upgrade their skills and apply the requisite knowledge and acumen to tackling problems. In addition to that is the element of commitment and ...

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The “Kwaku Ananse” in Kufuor is still active

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Folks, former President John Agyekum Kufuor says that if he had had his way, he would have decorated his wife Theresa with “State honours.”  I won’t go any further but refer you to the real stuff coming from him:  “According to the ex-president, his “veteran” wife has been helpful in maintaining ...

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The government continues to harm itself

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Folks, those who are quick to label me as an unrepentant supporter of the Mahama-led administration who will not see anything wrong with it make me laugh a lot. I have no doubt that in doing my yeoman’s job of writing on pertinent issues to feed public discourse on our country’s ...

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The POTAG strike exposes flaws in our democracy

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, August 11, 2014 My good friends, in the light of the perennial industrial actions by organized labour (and considering the implications of the one by the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana, POTAG, and the University teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, in respect of non-payment of book and research allowance), I have been brooding over ...

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Does Jerry Rawlings own a private plane?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, August 9, 2014 Folks, former President JJ Rawlings said something about two days ago that seems to be raising a pertinent question as to whether he owns a private plane; and if he does, how he acquired it, when, and why Ghanaians haven’t discovered so till now that he would be baring it all ...

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TB Joshua to cure Ebola with 2,000 bottles of HOLY WATER?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, August 7, 2014 Folks, I’m glad that for some time now, there is nothing from the so-called “Men-of-God” to torment our ears and minds. Their so-called prophecies of doom have made their expected and predictable rounds just as the mischief, treachery, trickery, and chicanery of their political allies have. Together, they have succeeded in ...

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