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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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If becoming an MP means being poor…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Folks, our so-called MP’s know no shame and are persistently annoying us with their catalogues of miseries and lamentations vis-à-vis their palpably dismal performance as law makers. Over the years, they have failed to move our democracy forward by either not doing what is required or simply botching it all. Many ...

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Rawlings exposes himself and damns his legacy (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, May 28, 2016 Folks, we now turn attention to the peculiar issues reflecting the lost cause that Rawlings and his wife and whatever accentuates their sun-down cause. We are convinced that the Rawlingses have cast the first stone art themselves and are a lost cause in the current Ghanaian political dispensation. We laugh them ...

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Rawlings exposes himself and damns his legacy (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, May 28, 2016 Folks, I have a good cause to contemplate on certain developments involving former President Rawlings as far as his legacy as the longest serving leader of Ghana (in both military fashion and the 4th Republican dispensation) vis-a-vis his aspersions on the late President Evans Atta Mills are concerned I am overwhelmed ...

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