Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Why the United States will press on with the Ukraine Mission

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Folks, the United States has an ulterior motive for inserting itself into the Ukraine crisis. No one needs any special transcendental powers to know why. It seeks to avenge the damage caused to it by the disclosures of Edward Snowden, a former CIA contractor now being harboured by Russia. Of course, ...

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Akufo-Addo storms Manhyia on Wednesday?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, March 10, 2014 Folks, when the NPP’s Akufo-Addo sought to distance himself from the fire that he himself set in the NPP as a result of his madcap politics that divided the party’s ranks more than uniting them for Election 2012—and after manipulating the situation to avoid being torn into shreds at the loss ...

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The crisis in Ukraine won’t end soon as NATO steps in

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, March 10, 2014 My good friends, there is no doubt in my mind that Ukraine has more in common with Russia than the United States and its allies in Europe banded together into the European Union and behaving as if they have any umbilical cord stuck into Ukraine that is sustaining it. What is ...

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Politicians beware: Ghana yesterday, today, and tomorrow!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, March 8, 2014 My good friends, the discourse on our national affairs is full of interesting peculiarities. Those of us who have chosen to do the yeoman’s job of raising pertinent issues for comment are clearly aware of the implications and won’t lose any sleep regarding comments made by readers who see us as ...

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Improving Ghana’s democracy: Revamping the local government base

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, March 8, 2014 Folks, I have said it several times that until local government improves to prop up our democracy, we will continue to lag behind and be content with the mediocrity that has characterized this 4th Republic. There is much hue and cry about the Electoral Commission’s inability to conduct district-level elections this ...

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Is Barack Obama biting off more than he can chew?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, March 2, 2014 Folks, the United States has for many years now prided itself as the only SUPERPOWER of the world (especially after the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics collapsed at the impact of Mikhail Gorbachov’s “perestroika’ and “glasnost”, vain attempts to offset the hugely negative impact of the arms race and the devastating ...

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Stealing Akufo-Addo’s Policy on Free Senior High Schools?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, March 1, 2014 Folks, there is a new wave of calumny against President Mahama following his announcement last Tuesday that his government would soon introduce a progressively free Day SHS education even as it turns attention to improving infrastructure. He has just been reported as saying that the fee-free education will be extended to ...

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Why must “Biggest opposition leader be part of Gov’t”?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, February 28, 2014 My good friends, I will say it loud and clear here that Ghana does not need any “Shadow President”. Folks, throughout my many years on this earth, I haven’t ever come across any suggestion regarding governance as idiotic as this one put forward by Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa: “We propose that ...

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Why making all kinds of promises is bad for governance

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, February 27, 2014 My good friends, we have been quick to condemn our politicians for basing their political stunts on nothing beyond the making of all kinds of promises just to be voted into office. We have been particularly unhappy that these promises are often made without any due consideration being given to existing ...

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Matters arising: President Mahama’s “State of the Nation Address”

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Folks, President John Mahama has given his second “State of the Nation Address” to Parliament and assured Ghanaians of “better days ahead in spite of the current socio-economic challenges facing the country”. According to him, pragmatic measures being taken by government will soon yield fruitful results. Hurrah to the President for ...

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The real lesson that Komla Dumor’s death teaches

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, February 24, 2014 Folks, our beloved brother, Komla Afeke Dumor, is gone—and gone forever! We have mourned him to the best of abilities and listened to praise-singers eulogize him for all that he stood for. He will be sorely missed. Whether from Ghanaians of all shades (as usual, the politicians hogging the limelight just ...

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Who says Akufo-Addo can quit politics?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, February 22, 2014 Those of us who have been ahead of the curb regarding Akufo-Addo have outsmarted him all this while to predict his political manouevres. We have exposed him for what he is. We have been smart enough to say that he is not going to succeed in Ghanaian politics by choosing to ...

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Has the NPP’s Disciplinary Committee tamed Kennedy Agyapong?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Folks, there is no dispute about the fact that the NPP has many gasbags in it whose utterances have caused much harm to its interests than can be contained or repaired. A quick rundown: Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the MP for Assin Central, is known for his empty bravado and utterances verging ...

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Demolishing University of Ghana’s toll booth is proper

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Folks, we woke up this morning to be told that operatives of National Security Secretariat demolished the toll booth constructed at the Okponglo entry point of the University of Ghana from where the University of Ghana’s designated collectors charged motorists fees for plying that route. The National Security Coordinator Larry Gbevlo ...

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The NPP’s “IF-CLA– USE” against Dr. Bawumiah confirms it all

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, February 17, 2014 Folks, the NPP’s General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is out again, confirming what some of us have long held as the fait accompli that guides the NPP’s politics—that non-Akans won’t easily get the chance to be the party’s flagbearer anytime soon (Read:http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=300959). He is reported to have said that Dr. Mahamudu ...

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