Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Why does Kufuor wants to remain relevant?

Monday, February 25, 2013 Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says he is committed to ensuring that he remains relevant to Ghana and Africa’s human development. He adds that he wants “to remain relevant to the development of the society, bring added quality to humanity.” I agree with him and urge him to press on. One may, however, be quick to ...

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Ghanaian politicians: Why wash your faces upwards?

Saturday, February 23, 2013 One fashionable strategy being adopted these days by the mainstream political parties to disguise their activities is the formation and use of politically motivated groups that they disguise as civil society groupings. Mushrooming all over the place, these so-called civil society groups have every attribute of these political parties no matter how hard they try to ...

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The President and Parliament fighting over the Council of State?

Friday, February 22, 2013 Have you heard the news? Parliament and the Executive are on a collision course in matters concerning the Council of State, which is intriguing for several reasons. The MPs are unhappy that the President went behind them to act in a manner that did not only violate the Constitution but that also undermined their integrity. Or ...

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Kwame Pianim’s idiot tears the party’s flag

Friday, February 22, 2013 When Kwame Pianim said before the 2008 elections that any idiot can bear/carry the flag of a political party, many didn’t understand him. Is he not right, after all? Of course, he was reacting to the rejection of his preferred Presidential Candidate, Dr. Frimpong-Boateng, by the NPP’s delegates who went for Akufo-Addo instead. His reaction provoked ...

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The Appeal Court jumps the gun—and Ghana suffers!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013 My good friends, the Woyome judgement debt scandal continues to remain what it is—a blot on the image of our government, the judiciary, and all others connected with the scandal. It is certainly disturbing that even before the substantive case against Woyome could be tried to its logical conclusion, the Appeal Court, by a unanimous decision, ...

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Why is the government afraid of the Chinese? (Part II)

Monday, February 11, 2013 We are angry that the government is not solving the problems caused by foreigners, especially the Chinese, who have entered our country anyhow and are doing acts to endanger the economy and lives in the various communities. We are not happy that despite all the reports of the illegal activities of these undesirables, nothing is being ...

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Why is the government afraid of the Chinese? (Part I)

Monday, February 11, 2013 We have had good cause to complain about inefficiency in the governance of this country over the years; and we will continue to do so until our leaders change for the better. We will not leave them to do things at their own pace, though. Very soon, we will take our protest a step further to ...

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To hell with these Prophets of Doom

Friday, February 8, 2013 The so-called prophecy by Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah (Founder and leader of Glorious Word Ministry International) that President Mahama will die this year is the most outrageous message coming from the pests that parade our country, masquerading as “Men-of-God.” I have written several opinion pieces to make it clear that the preponderance of prophecies from all ...

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Leave President Mahama alone to die

Friday, February 8, 2013 The Founder and leader of Glorious Word Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, is in the news again for the wrong reason. He is reported to have predicted that President Mahama will die this year unless he and his advisers take steps to reverse it. Making matters worse, he didn’t tell us what specific “steps” they ...

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What exactly will the NPP’s lawsuit add to our democracy?

Thursday, February 7, 2013 The lawsuit filed by the NPP is gradually exposing a lot that we must continue to interrogate as we monitor the developments unfolding right in front of our eyes. I am still struggling with the rationale behind the NPP’s lawsuit and want to raise some nagging aspects for our discussion. What exactly is the NPP in ...

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What do our chiefs value most—Tradition or expertise?

Monday, February 4, 2013 My good friends, certain happenings strongly suggest that we cannot develop our country as expeditiously as some might be craving for. We certainly stand out as people who are content with the status quo ante and appreciate the slow pace at which our country is developing. We do so because we appreciate mediocrity, pettiness, and superficiality. ...

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Mahama Ayariga scores government’s first OWN goal

Sunday, February 3, 2013 Mahama Ayariga, the new Minister of Information, is on the loose all too soon, scoring the first own goal against the government and setting the stage for goofs that will damage the government’s public image beyond measure if not reined in. He has been reported as categorically denying that President Mahama had known Andrew Solomon, an ...

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Is homosexuality all that defines Nana Oye Lithur?

Friday, February 1, 2013 Folks, there is so much dust being raised about the nomination, vetting, and consequent confirmation of Nana Oye Lithur as Minister of Children, Gender, and Social Promotion that we must discuss this matter thoroughly. Over the past few days, several identifiable groups and individuals have risen up against her and blamed President Mahama for even daring ...

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All-inclusiveness is not just about political appointments

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 A group calling itself the “Kwame Nkrumah Inspired Citizens Movement” has urged President Mahama to implement the 7-year Development Plan of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. In a statement issued in Accra, the group said the plan will boost Ghana’s progress and sustainable development (Myjoyonline, Jan. 30, 2013). I agree with the group and add my voice ...

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If Kofi Adams is a “Prodigal Son,” accept him

Friday, January 25, 2013 With the NPP’s abstention from the two upcoming bye-elections in the Akatsi South and Buem constituencies, the NDC must be laughing all the way to claim an easy electoral victory. Not much money expected to be spent campaigning, certainly. The candidate for Akatsi South has been selected without incident. But for Buem, the situation has turned ...

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Dancing in circles, the NPP is a kite without a tail (Part II)

Friday, January 24, 2013 We continue the discussion of the factors that have turned the NPP into a tailless kite gyrating on the political terrain as it waits for its fate to be sealed by the Supreme Court. Boycott of Parliamentary work/Vetting of Ministers-designate The NPP MPs have decided not to participate in the vetting of Ministers nominated by President ...

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