Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Why is the government running away?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 I have been told that before the 1979 general elections, all the Presidential Candidates were subjected to intensive interviewing on Ghana TV for them to tell Ghanaians why they should be voted for. Information has it that in one of those interviews, the late Kwame Nyanteh (an Independent Presidential Candidate) was quizzed about his economic policies, ...

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Inauguration of President Mahama: Will Kufuor attend?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Even though the NPP is yet to file its case at the Supreme Court to fight the EC (the NDC and the media too) over the outcome of the Presidential elections, I am quite certain that the matter will not be determined before January 7, 2013, when President Mahama will be inaugurated into office. Time and ...

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Is Akufo-Addo the Abdoulaye Wade of Ghana politics?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 The NDC Propaganda Secretary, Richard Quashigah, sank into the gutter a month ago when he downgraded the NPP’s flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, as too old to be Ghana’s President. “Nana Addo would have been a better candidate four years ago when he was between 63 and 64, but today he has passed 65 years and he is not ...

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What exactly is Akufo-Addo’s success story?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 In responding to a news report on Ghanaweb yesterday that President Mills would return to the country on June 25 after a successful medical check-up in the United States, one Kwakyi said: “I will prefer Mills to Akuffo-Addo any day! Mills is not the best of presidents Ghana has had, indeed not as effective as any ...

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As Woyome fights the Public Accounts Committee… (Part II)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 There is nothing wrong with efforts being made to unearth the truth behind the scandal. Ghanaians are impatiently waiting for the money paid to him to be retrieved and lodged in the national coffers if proved to be wrongfully given him. Ghanaians also expect stiff punishment for such a person and all others implicated in this ...

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As Woyome fights the Public Accounts Committee… (Part I)

Saturday, August 25, 2012 The new phrase in the lexicon of Ghanaian politics—judgement debt—has aroused as much indignation as would make the ordinary Ghanaian cringe at its mere mention. What has begun happening between the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament (PAC) and Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the beneficiary of the 51 million Ghana Cedi judgement debt payment, has pushed that indignation ...

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No “con” politics will save the Rawlingses

Monday, June 25, 2012 Once again, Kofi Adams, the ventriloquist for the Rawlingses, is out to foul our air with the announcement that the Rawlingses are likely to form a new political party. The sweetness of the pudding is in the eating. Let them bring it on! We are told that speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem today, Adams—while not being emphatic ...

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Akufo-Addo to build hostels for Kayaye too?

Thursday, October 25, 2012 In response to my opinion pieces challenging the string of Akufo-Addo’s “huhudious” promises, some NPP zealots took umbrage, forgetting that my objection to their sacred cow’s line of politicking is rooted more in reality than anything else. Free education is good but it doesn’t have to be turned into a bombastic electioneering campaign promise for political expediency ...

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The NPP’s hypocrisy knows no bounds

Friday, August 24, 2012 Gradually, the hypocrisy, treachery, and foolery that undergird the NPP’s political agenda are emerging to confirm opinions that the party doesn’t have what it takes to outdo any of the governments, especially the incumbent, that it has continued to waste its resources condemning. But in consonance with the party’s grand agenda of using classical Greek sophistry ...

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Nana Konadu dances to her own tune

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings is in tatters and is a sight for sore eyes. She is vigorously dancing the Azonto dance on the political scene to the tune that she herself has called. We are enjoying the spectacle but hope that she won’t dance herself lame before the actual dancing beginsh. Does she deserve anybody’s pity? No, ...

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NPP’s chickens come home to roost: Armageddon looms

Monday, December 24, 2012 After basking in the accolade given him by his followers as a “legal luminary,” the day is gradually dawning for Akufo-Addo to prove that mettle. Will he go to the Supreme Court and stop this trial in the mass media or not? Here is a pointed observation by a friend: Since 2009, he has embarked on ...

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Is the NPP really Asante, and Asante truly NPP?

Sunday, December 23, 2012 A truism is that Ghanaian politics is heavily influenced by ethnic sentiments (call it tribalism).Over the years, the ebb and flow of national and local politics indicates the extent to which ethnicity has dominated our attitude to politics. It may be for weal or for woe. Regardless of how we view the 2012 elections, ethnic or ...

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Will Akufo-Addo bring down the moon too for Ghanaians?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 We can now say with all certainty—and be brazen about it too—that the NPP’s Akufo-Addo is on an electioneering campaign of sorts to outrun himself. Or to outdo his running mate. The promises are flying all over the place, making his campaign nothing but a Las Vegas type of casino game of chance. The game plan ...

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How will Akufo-Addo fight corruption? (Part II)

Thursday, August 23, 2012 The weird things that happen in government business (lumping together the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary) can’t be tackled with this kind of self-glorification. We have continued to voice out our indignation to no avail. Sadly, those entrusted with the responsibility to solve our country’s problems are more interested in compounding them. And they care less about ...

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How will Akufo-Addo fight corruption? (Part I)

Thursday, August 23, 2012 The NPP’s Akufo-Addo made an emphatic statement during his encounter at the IEA’s Presidential Debate that he is not corrupt, has never been corrupt, and will never bow to corruption. Let’s hear him: “I am determined to fight corruption aggressively, and I can do so, because I am not corrupt, have never been corrupt, and will ...

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Why technicalities won’t save the NPP

Saturday, December 22, 2012 We have so far been interrogating the NPP’s rejection of the results of the Presidential elections and wondered why the focus is on only that aspect of the general elections. As the party’s leaders continue to water down criticism for not proceeding to court as said more than umpteen times already, we will continue to unpack ...

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