Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Who else is politicizing chieftaincy but the chiefs themselves? (Part I)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 The West Africa Network for Peace (WANEP) has expressed grave concern that politicization of chieftaincy and ethnicity (especially in Northern Ghana) is “a potential source of destabilization.” In a statement at the opening of a two-day workshop for security agencies in Tamale on Thursday, the WANEP’s Chukwuemeka B. Eze, Programmes Director of WANEP-West Africa, advised politicians to ...

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Time to show Rawlings the door out of the NDC!

Saturday, October 13, 2012 It is no exaggeration to say that former President Rawlings and his wife have become political pests. They have nothing new to offer Ghanaians except those political rivals of the NDC who see them today as new-found allies. As they continue to defy common sense and reason, they make a huge mockery of themselves and the ...

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The things that will hurt President Mills at Election 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 The Progressive People’s Party leader, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, has chided President Mills for not showing good leadership by reacting to national events, especially the negative ones now erupting to threaten social cohesion. And he is right. How can a President seeking re-election make himself so invisible in national affairs, especially when social/ethnic/religious strifes are tearing ...

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Come again, Dr. Mensa Otabil

Monday, November 12, 2012 The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensa Otabil has responded to what he calls evil attempts to expose him to public ridicule “and the running harassment against my integrity.” (Myjoyonline, November 12, 2012). He did so to diffuse the tension and controversy surrounding statements attributed to him and being propagated as his ...

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More judgement debts to be paid… We are doomed!

Thursday, July 12, 2012 We have a good cause to be concerned at the damage being done to our national interests by the judgement debt problem. Having already assumed partisan political dimensions, this problem has gripped the public and will be a major campaign issue for Election 2012. Here is why: Quantum of money paid The government incurred GH₵642m million ...

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Akufo-Addo to die in service to Ghana?

Tuesday, October 11, 2012 The NPP’s Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is daring the devil in Ghanaian voters. He is, indeed, fast working himself into a frenzy at every turn as he ratchets up his political campaign efforts and has now reached the point of pushing his neck into the noose. He has asked Ghanaians to hang him if he fails to ...

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Instead of flogging the dead “Asomdwehene”…

Saturday, August11, 2012 As is to be expected, those who have no concrete solution for solving the country’s problems are still fouling our air with their useless political rhetoric. They are still making utterances to annoy us. Sekou Nkrumah is one of such idle-talkers whose presence on the political scene clearly confirms the shortcomings of contemporary Ghanaian politics. Let me ...

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Democracies don’t grow this way…

Monday, July 9, 2012 The governments that have ruled under the ambit of this 1992 constitution have found adroit means to circumvent some aspects of the constitution or to implement them solely for political expediency. By being bold to establish the Constitution Review Commission to collect and collate views from Ghanaians toward amending the Constitution, the Mills government stood above ...

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The President shouldn't frustrate local governance!!

Monday, July 9, 2012 The announcement that the government is optimistic about the benefits of having Chief Executive Officers of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies elected is remarkable. But other aspects of that announcement reduce that optimism to absurdity.  By and large, the new approach will frustrate local governance, which is why I regard the announcement as irritating. That announcement ...

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Who needs a “Sole Commissioner for Judgement Debts”?

Monday, October 8, 2012 President John Dramani Mahama on Monday swore into office Justice Yaw Appau, as the Sole Commissioner of Judgment debt. His main task is “to investigate the judgment debt cases the nation has been confronted with” (Myjoyonline, October 8, 2012). This measure is in fulfillment of President Mahama’s pledge to Ghanaians in his broadcast to the nation ...

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Why has it taken Kennedy Agyapong so long?

Friday, June 8, 2012 After running around, spending so much money to support the activities of the NPP, and deceiving himself that he is in the thick of affairs, the Assin North NPP MP (Kennedy Ohene Agyapong) has now realized that he is in a bottomless pit. He is not in any reckoning, after all. He is wailing and gnashing ...

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Nothing wrong if President Mills serves only one term

Saturday, July 7, 2012 Many voices have been heard saying that President Mills will set a record as the first incumbent to serve only one term in office. There is nothing strange about this wish; and if that is the decision of the electorate, it must be respected. Even before Election Day, it shouldn’t be difficult to tell how the ...

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The National Democratic Party (NDP) on the block: Sour grapes galore

Thursday, July 6, 2012 At long last, the dust has settled for us to know how the so-called embittered elements in the NDC want to chart their political path henceforth. They have decided to form the National Democratic Party and will count on support from elements in the NDC who consider the NDC and its government as not working in ...

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The elephants are gearing up for another circus performance

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 The elephants are gathering to re-enact the 2008 circus performance that ended disastrously, resulting in their being chased into the political wilderness. They are gearing up, using the same old tactics of fly-blown promises, outright lies, wild allegations, fear-mongering, vain threats, and cacophonous rhythms that won’t turn anybody’s crank. None is enthused by such a dry ...

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What is President Mahama that Akufo-Addo is not?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 I have endorsed President John Dramani Mahama as my choice to lead the country for the next four years. It shouldn’t surprise or annoy anybody. I am just exercising my democratic right of choice. With this endorsement, I will henceforth ensure that I juxtapose both him and Akufo-Addo for scrutiny to justify my decision. You too ...

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Why should Akufo-Addo give fish to the hungry?

Tuesday, November 5, 2012 I am splitting my sides with much scornful laughter at how evasive Akufo-Addo and his campaign team have become in relationship to their promise of free Senior High School education. Contrary to the line of politicking adopted by Akufo-Addo and his followers to suggest that opponents of his promise are against free SHS education, I want ...

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