Opinions

Ghana@60 Celebration, Excuse Me!

WHY ARE WE IN a hurry to celebrate the birth of a nation that has been raped for decades by her own selfish offspring? Are we going to feast on Ghana’s misery or achievement? I’m confused! In fact, people are groaning and hollering about the Ghana@ 60 celebration. And the question is: Do we really have to celebrate it with ...

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Mr. President, Can You Hear Me ?

Mr President,no,I’m not going to disturb you with too many issues right now because you’re too busy trying to put your administration together and tackle the mountainous problems you’ve inherited. .However,I know some issues can’t wait for another four years

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It’s high time Ghana called for the removal of this British High Commissioner called Jon Benjamin

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016   Folks, it is no secret that officials representing their countries’ interests in other countries worldwide should know where to step so they don’t undermine their own integrity, endanger bilateral or multilateral relations, or bring the profession of diplomacy into disrepute.   All over the world, those sent out by their ...

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NPP IS CRITICAL WITH THE TRUTH, HENCE DOWNPLAYING INFRASTRUCTURE

We must admit that, thanks to Dr Nkrumah, Ghana would have been like some Central African countries. We often times refer to South Kora and Malaysia but have forgotten massive influx of FDI to those countries just to block Chinese intrusion, We most want to visit Dubai but have forgotten some time ago United Arab Emirate was a desert land and massive investment in infrastructure has made it a golden land today

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Election 2016 has begun: Disturbing matters arising

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 2, 2016 Folks, the glitches that characterized today’s “Special Voting” by personnel of the security services, journalists, and officers of the Electoral Commission to be on duty on the day of general elections (Dec. 7) don’t surprise me at all. They are symptomatic of the technical problems that the Electoral Commission and voters ...

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The NPP believes only what its own agenda reveals to it

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tues, Nov. 29, 2016 Folks, there is a lot happening to suggest that the high hopes inflating the NPP camp of an electoral victory in the next few days are mere sand castles—mere gigantic castles in the air. Those building them refuse to see things beyond their noses even as they dig deep into the ...

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Electoral violence negates democracy

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 27, 2016 In reference to the warning given by the US Embassy in Ghana to US citizens living in Ghana “to be cautious of their movements around the country as the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections draw nearer” (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/US-warns-citizens-over-possible-poll-violence-in-Ghana-490183), I want to say that no democracy anywhere can survive on the ...

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Fidel Castro stood tall in life and still does now in death

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 27, 2016 Folks, a friend of mine sent me a private message, expressing serious concerns at the reaction of “Americans” to the death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. He was unhappy that the “Americans” were jubilating instead of feeling sad at the loss of such an illustrious figure. Donald Trump has been quick to ...

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Backwardness on full display at Manhyia

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, November 25, 2016 Folks, those of us who have persistently condemned the kind of “masochistic” politics that Akufo-Addo is leading the NPP to do toward Election 2016 won’t stop saying that the NPP’s rogue politics constitutes the danger that will not give Ghana the peace that it needs to develop. We have said a ...

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On so-called tribal politics: President Mahama said nothing wrong and will not apologize to anybody

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Folks, I have monitored happenings over the past few days regarding the politicking being done toward December 7. There is a lot to suggest that stakes are high and that the NDC and NPP continue to attract more attention than the other contesting parties. The substance of the campaign messages have ...

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Does the NPP have a manifesto to propagate?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 Folks, permit me to take on the NPP armada on what I see as its futile campaign of desperation to win Election 2016. Many utterances from its leading officials and their lackeys all over the place maker me wonder whether they know what is at stake and how to go for ...

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What will the Asantehene do now?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 Folks, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is on record as having sternly warned chiefs in his Asante domain not to openly align themselves with any politician or face his wrath. He was reported as decrying the rush by traditional rulers in some parts of the country to declare support for ...

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This is the incorruptible Akufo-Addo for you

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 Folks, the only claim that seems to be working well for the NPP’s Akufo-Addo in his campaign to have a third bite at the Presidential pie is that he is neither corrupt nor corruptible. He has trumpeted it all and left a trail for his buffs to hang on to as ...

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