Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Abolish the Ministry of Information now!! (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 21, 2014 In every country, there exists an avenue like that, staffed by level-headed professionals—be they political scientists, information and communication experts, or seasoned writers (could be practising or retired journalists) who know the value of communication and government-public interactions. The President has his own Press Secretary who does all the press work. ...

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Abolish the Ministry of Information now!! (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 21, 2014 A good thing sells itself by its very nature, substance, and worth. Not by the noise it makes. It is only empty barrels that draw attention to themselves through noise-making. So it is with government business too. A good government needn’t declare its “goodness” through the noise it makes but through ...

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Country broke… ino broke oooh, the fault is in Ghanaians

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Folks, many issues cropping up confound me. I will lay some bare now for us to discuss. There is much concern all over the place that the Mahama-led administration is not performing well. Those complaining are NDC supporters as well as political opponents, especially those in the NPP. The critics are ...

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President Mahama confirms my worst fears

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, January 15, 2014 The news report under the heading “Ghana to deploy 850 soldiers to South Sudan” made it clear what President Mahama has agreed to do; and I am alarmed!! Folks, I have already had my say on the deployment of Ghanaian troops to South Sudan and made it clear that I don’t ...

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When an NPP MP calls for a “revolution” in Ghana…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Friends, on Tuesday night, I read a news report on PeaceFmOnline that the NPP MP for the Asuogyaman Constituency in the Eastern Region, Kofi Osei Ameyaw, was calling for a revolt; this time, a “personal revolution” on an “individual level” in Ghana. He was said to have written on his Facebook wall that ...

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Has SEMANTICS crippled the NPP’s Isaac Osei, MP?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Folks, it is interesting how language cuts in many ways to make or mar human communication—with results that may be pleasant or tormenting. As a language lover, I have always been keen on playing language games. It’s all based on SEMANTICS (meaning-making), which I enjoy. Yesterday, the news media carried a ...

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There is no peace in South Sudan for Ghanaian troops to keep!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Tuesday 7, 2014 Folks, the headline is loud and clear: “Ghana to send peacekeepers to South Sudan”. Miss Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has said that Ghana will be contributing troops for peacekeeping operations in South Sudan. We are not yet given specifics. Miss Tetteh, who spoke at a public ...

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These NPP people see only what they want to see

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, January 6, 2014 So, Parliament reconvened because of the NPP’s motion over the sale of Merchant Bank? Folks, I have been monitoring this brouhaha over the sale of Merchant Bank but not framed any prompt on it because it is one of those transactions that has more “dirty politics” driving it than the real ...

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Akufo-Addo to be Ghana’s President at all costs?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, January 4, 2014 Folks, another episode in the NPP’s “Concert Party” shows for 2014 has just been enacted under the title: “Akufo-Addo will be President in 2016 come what may”. Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie , General Secretary of the NPP—whom I consider as the Chief Comedian of the pack of “Concert Party” dramatis personae— has ...

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Is Dagbon now waking up?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, January 2, 2014 Folks, any mention of Dagbon in any conversation evokes many sentiments, the most prominent one being the Yendi Massacre of March 27, 2002 whose causes and effects are still difficult to comprehend, let alone tackle to ensure a lasting peace in the area. We are already aware of the flurry of ...

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Indeed, 2014 has begun… And on partisan politics the NPP way

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, January 1, 2014 My good friends, we are in 2014—and what immediately dominates the news scene is the slew of utterances from the NPP quarters. For all that these utterances suggest, I think that they give me an indication of what lies ahead. For sure, the anti-Mahama politics won’t abate. But what we’ve begun ...

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My “New-Year Message” of hope and optimism

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 31, 2013 My good friends, as we bid farewell to the year 2013, it is my wish, hope, and prayer that we will look forward to 2014 and beyond with optimism and the resolve to pursue our objectives to the best of our abilities. Indeed, 2013 came with its challenges and is leaving ...

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Justice for the Ya-Na is good but…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 30, 2013 Former President Rawlings is still stridently insisting that Justice be done for the Ya-Na (Yakubu Andani II) and 40 or so of his loyalists murdered in March 2002 during the Kufuor era. According to him, “this is the time for the people of Bawku to demand justice on the death of ...

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Hourly minimum wage is the answer

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 5, 2013 Friends, as agitations by organized labour for better remuneration continue to sour the relationship with government/employers, any suggestion aimed at streamlining affairs should be carefully assessed. That Ghanaian workers have lousy work ethics is not to be disputed by anybody who has carefully monitored the labour scene. Let it rain at ...

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South Sudan—Another failed experiment in self-rule?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 23, 2013 Folks, by now, you must have heard of the turmoil in South Sudan, the world’s newest country and Africa’s 55th. It all began sometime before July this year when in-fighting within the ranks of the SPLM government exploded with President Salva Kiir dismissing his Vice (Riek Machar) and the entire Cabinet ...

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