Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

The government has no moral justification for blaming Akufo-Addo

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, December 21, 2013 Folks, I have for many years now been insisting that the Ministry of Information (in its former and current configurations with the addition of “Media Relations” to its name) is irrelevant to the contemporary Ghanaian system of governance. I have also called for its abolition, simply because it is not serving ...

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Rumpus in the NPP: Why is Kennedy Agyapong so bitter and daring?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 20, 2013 Folks, we can’t do without returning to hardcore national politics. After all, we have a huge stake in how our country is governed; and nothing is more pertinent than the internal workings of the major political parties. So, here with go with another look at what is happening in the NPP. ...

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The NPP and its “fontomfrom” politics

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 19, 2013 Folks, it is no exaggeration to say that the kind of politics going on in the NPP is not only bookish but also qualifies as a kind of fontomfrom politics. If you know how the fontomfrom drumbeats are enacted and how dancers vigorously dance to the rhythm, you shouldn’t be surprised ...

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This IMANI shit-tank is at its wit’s end indeed

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 19, 2013 My good friends, I have had good cause to comment on the veiled partisan politicking being done by the shit-tank called IMANI. And i have been monitoring its public statements and posturing ever since it caught my attention as a shit-tank and not the think-tank that I had expected it to ...

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Appraisal of Ministers of State: Matters Arising

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, December 18, 2013 My good friends, we are monitoring how the appraisal of Ministers of State is being done. We have already agreed that the exercise is a novelty in Ghanaian politics and welcomed it for all that it seeks to do: to confirm to the appointees that they are in office because they ...

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As President Mahama appraises his appointees…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 17, 2013 The headlines screamed: “Mahama reviews performance of Ministers”, and we were informed that President Mahama has started an appraisal and review exercise of the performance of his Ministers. The appraisal is being done by a policy unit set up by President John Mahama at the Flagstaff House. Being the first of ...

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Nigerian politics on test: Any lesson for Ghana?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Friends, it is no exaggeration that Ghana and Nigeria share a common fate when it comes to many issues regarding nation-building and politics. As former colonies of Britain, their destinies have been linked together in many ways. Wonder why whatever happens in one country is replicated in the other? Just go ...

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Ghanaians indeed have a short memory!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 16, 2013 Fellow Ghanaians, President Mahama has said something worth unpacking to cast in the proper perspective the reality of the Ghanaian situation. And why it is difficult to move the country forward. He says that “Ghanaians have a very short memory,” which makes them easily forget about the achievements made by his ...

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Is Arthur Kennedy painting the true picture of Akufo-Addo?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 16, 2013 My good friends, it is not for nothing that anything happens. Our people say there is no smoke without fire. The current issues emerging from the camp of the NPP are threatening to assume dimensions that their originators might not have prepared themselves for. Clearly, all is not well in the ...

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The Attorney-General’s Department is “sick”

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, December 14, 2013 Here is this story about a terrible happening in Cape Coast that clearly exposes the Attorney-General’s Department as either incompetent or blessing criminality: A Cape Coast Circuit Court on Wednesday struck out the case of rape against a priest of the Anglican Church in Cape Coast, Reverend Father Emmanuel Quartey, acting ...

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Does the NPP now trust the Electoral Commission?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 13, 2013 Folks, we all know how the NPP members, led by the pee-wee Akufo-Addo, took on the entire Electoral Commission to disgrace as a useless institution not fit to organize elections in Ghana. That was when they lost the 2012 general (Presidential) elections but won’t accept defeat as the direct upshot of ...

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Is the NPP’s “books politics” catching up with it?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 13, 2013 Folks, I have been following closely the developments at the NPP front, particularly the exchanges going on between Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku and all those bent on retaining Akufo-Addo for Election 2016. Also on the sideline is the allegation against Dr. Amoako-Tufuor of destroying the NPP’s chances for Election 2016. Interesting ...

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As the government fails, corruption takes over the Judiciary

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 12, 2013 Folks, when the New Statesman revealed that steps were afoot by the government to “tamper with” the salaries for 49 Circuit Court judges and 145 Magistrates, we glossed over it in our discussions. The matter is too serious to be neglected. It has a negative sequel and must be understood in ...

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Why will God punish Rawlings for the NPP?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 12, 2013 My good friends, I have said it several times already that these NPP people are so steeped in “book politics” that they don’t know what to do to outwit their political opponents, especially the NDC. Admittedly, the NDC has made some fundamental mistakes in governing the country and created the impression ...

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Why are the NPP people now afraid of Justice Apau?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 9, 2013 Folks, the NPP people are really scared that their house of cards is collapsing on them. By their daily utterances and public posturing, they make it abundantly clear that they are desperate. And they continue to confirm my poor opinion of them and why it is difficult for them to outdo ...

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Why are Ghanaian politicians so wicked?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 9, 2013 Folks, one major pitfall in our contemporary politics is that the Executive branch, as constructed under  the 1992 Constitution is too over-rated. A major drawback of our constitutional democracy is the enormous powers vested in the President by the 1992 Constitution, especially concerning the appointment of public office holders. The President ...

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