Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Fighting corruption in Ghana: Who leads?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, December 7, 2013 Folks, there is so much public concern about corruption in Ghana as to make me wonder who at all can help us eradicate that vice from public service (not to talk about what happens in private). No matter how one perceives issues, corruption is endemic and will continue to be so ...

Read More »

Why will President Mahama be Ghana’s loneliest President? (Part IV)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 6, 2013 The only issues that may portray President Mahama as not enjoying the “company” that Kwesi Pratt envisions may be his inability to act firmly to give us a clear direction in which the government’s implementation of the NDC’s agenda of “Social Democracy” is moving the country. For far too many times, ...

Read More »

Why will President Mahama be Ghana’s loneliest President? (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 5, 2013 When I read the news report quoting Kwesi Pratt as saying sometime last week that President Mahama risked becoming the loneliest President that Ghana would ever have had, I dismissed it as the product of a fetid imagination. I haven’t changed that impression. I didn’t immediately respond to that claim by ...

Read More »

Ghanaian politics has no room for an NDC and NPP coalition

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 5, 2013 It is amazing to be told that there are intellectuals in Ghana today who still cannot separate apples from oranges to know what is what. Both are fruit(s) but don’t mix and cannot be forced to mix. The NPP and the NDC can never mix in any political combination to move ...

Read More »

Is Akufo-Addo in touch with the situation unfolding in Ghana?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Folks, evidence so far given the Sole Judgement Debt Commission by many of those appearing before it have drawn circles around ex-President Kufuor and the defeated NPP Presidential Candidate, William Nana Addo Dankwa (Danquah) Akufo-Addo as the kingpins of the stinking transaction involving the sale of the GNPC’s drill ship (Discoverer ...

Read More »

Mr. President, please save the trainee nurses!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 3, 2013 My good friends, there seems to be too much running around in circles. No day passes by without something coming from officialdom to confirm my fears that the government is spiraling itself out of control and stepping on too many toes for which it will be punished at Election Time. We ...

Read More »

Is the NPP more “Ghanaian” than the NDC is?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Flashback: In 2001, the NPP administration under Kufuor furtively sold the GNPC’s drill ship and hid the deal from the public. In 2012, the NDC administration appointed the Sole Judgement Debt Commissioner to investigate matters related to the payment of judgement debts. Now pinned to the wall, those involved in the ...

Read More »

What is good for Boko Haram is bad for Nigeria

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 2, 2013 Folks, isn’t it bewildering that the Nigerian terrorist group (Boko Haram) is still active—in fact, more active than the Nigerian security apparatus? Since the terrorist activities of this group came to notice in 2002, I have written opinion pieces advising that the threat posed by Boko Haram goes beyond the borders ...

Read More »

Trust an NDC government to ensure national security

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 2, 2013 Folks, I have no shred of doubt in my mind that when it comes to providing and sustaining national security, a government of the NDC cannot be faulted. History supports my claim. If you doubt it, go back down the memory lane to know what Jerry Rawlings did and passed on ...

Read More »

Is China’s rise to power a threat to global peace?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, November 28, 2013 My good friends, while we in Ghana are engrossed in arguments concerning bread and butter, happenings in other parts of the world suggest something ominous that we must not gloss over. If not resolved amicably, this conflict has the potential to cause catastrophe worldwide. Our own conflict with the Ivory Coast ...

Read More »

Is this the kind of Parliament to rely on?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, November 28, 2013 Folks, no matter what we detest in the operations of our Parliament, nothing seems to be changing for the better. The lethargy that has characterized the work of Parliament is unrelentingly deplorable; yet, our MPs don’t see the need to improve their performance so their bad public image can improve. They ...

Read More »

More Ambassadors, little for Ghana’s good!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, November 25, 2013 My good friends, President Mahama has appointed 10 Ambassadors-designate, introducing new faces who have nothing to their credit but political activism and other credentials verging on academic work or journalism and public service. (Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=293194) We don’t yet know which country these Ambassador nominees are designated for, but we can tell that ...

Read More »

As our politicians fail, the farmers bare their teeth

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, November 23, 2013 Folks, when the citizens of a country that is naturally endowed with arable land and a good rainfall pattern fail to produce food to feed themselves and others elsewhere (to earn foreign exchange as well), they deserve nothing but condemnation. And when their various governments don’t help solve the problem, they ...

Read More »

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma confirms Africa’s plight

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, November 22, 2013 No one needs fear anything for saying that South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, is a very good example of a very bad African leader in contemporary times. He is self-acquisitive and mindlessly profligate. Talk about the sweetness of the flesh, and you will have him in focus. His life style is ...

Read More »