Author Archives: Dr. Michael Bokor

Ms. Hannah Tetteh may be genuinely peeved, but…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, July 3, 2016 Folks, I have read and unpacked the news report suggesting that Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister (Ms. Hannah Tetteh Kpoda) is unhappy that the Outreach Director for the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, Colin Bloom, has made public utterances favouring the NPP’s Akufo-Addo and creating the impression that there is doom ...

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Kennedy Agyapong’s outbursts: The security implications

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Folks, the (mis)calculated verbal outbursts by the NPP’s Kennedy Agyapong aren’t designed to shock Ghanaians into focusing on him as a martyr-to-be; that is, if his own threats of chaos in Ghana materialize to claim him as a victim of circumstance. He is bursting out because he thinks that he has ...

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The NPP’s Akufo-Addo remains lost

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, June 30, 2016 Folks, I have all along been insistent in my characterizing the NPP’s Akufo-Addo as not an astute politician. In fact, he is not well-cut-out to succeed in what he has chosen to do all these years after practising law in Ghana for 40 years without a law qualifying certificate. And he ...

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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Folks, we have restrained ourselves from diving into the public discourse on Kennedy Agyapong’s denigration of Mrs. Charlotte Osei, Chair of the EC, for a good reason. As is characteristic of us, we wanted to go beyond the mere implications of that denigration to explore the real issues behind it. We ...

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The Chair of the Electoral Commission says it all

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, June 26, 2016 Folks, I love the EC’s Mrs. Charlotte Osei for standing her ground and making it clear that the EC is more focused on ensuring peaceful general elections to move our democracy forward than succumbing to just any kind of pressure being mounted on it to serve narrow interests and purposes. She ...

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The Supreme Court judges were not furious; they were MAD!!

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, June 24, 2016 Folks, holding Election 2016 isn’t anything worrisome for Ghana. After all, Election 2016 isn’t far different from the previous ones except for two needless niggling points. The first one is the rabble-rousing going on to create the irritating impression that the parameters for it are skewed to favour the incumbent, especially ...

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Where will the next batch of defectors come from?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Folks, news report have it that “hundreds of NPP supporters in the Awutu Senya (including former regional and constituency executives as well as the council of elders from about 103 branches of the NPP in the constituency) have defected to the NDC. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/politics/Over-100-NPP-supporters-defect-to-NDC-449428). Indeed, this happening is more than eye-opening; it ...

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This Ford Expedition vehicle gift is a non-issue

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 20, 2016 Folks, isn’t it intriguing that despite all that has been happening about the gift of a Ford Expedition vehicle to President Mahama by the Burkinabe contractor, the Lion of Gonja hasn’t bothered to say anything at all? Why? And how does his abject silence reflect on the matter? I appreciate his ...

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Why is Akufo-Addo so bent on exploiting religious sentiments?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, June 19, 2016 Folks, the Akans have a saying about “abuburo kosua” (Whatever is destined to succeed knows no failure). Another one says that whoever legitimately owns something is the one to eat it, not the hungry one. We can say with all certainty that when someone is destined to become a leader, he/she ...

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Fighting over manifestoes is not the way forward (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 13, 2016 To me, the real issue surrounding this “manifesto war” goes beyond what the NPP is using to defend its unwillingness or hesitation to launch its manifesto. Of course, there is no need for it to be put under pressure to launch its manifesto. If, indeed, it has what its functionaries are ...

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Fighting over manifestoes is not the way forward (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 13, 2016 Folks, the pettiness in the handling of national affairs continues. But for how long must it? Having already locked horns over issues with ugly repercussions, the NDC and NPP are now fighting a wordy warfare on party manifestoes. So much energy and time is being wasted on this irritating manifesto warfare ...

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Finally, the NPP’s agenda is revealed: Industrialization

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, June 10, 2016   Folks, we have already placed everything about the NPP in its proper context. What is left to do now is to turn attention to its agenda for national development, at least, as given us by its flagbearer and his running mate. From them, we know that the two main props ...

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Finally, the NPP’s agenda is revealed (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Folks, the NPP is still focused on condemning the Mahama-led administration but is unable to give Ghanaians any clear indication of how it will solve the country’s challenges of development. There are hints that the party is unsure how or when to present its manifesto to Ghanaians. The reason? Listen to ...

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