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 Dr. Michael Bokor

Is the future of the NPP truly in “safe hands”?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, July 5, 2015 Folks, the NPP’s third-time flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, is reported to have said that the future of the NPP is in safe hands. His reason? “The emergence of young, intelligent men and women who have been elected in the ongoing parliamentary primaries of the party”. According to him, […]

 Dr. Michael Bokor

The Ghana Bar Association and its wild goose errand

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, July2, 2015 Folks, the suit filed at the Supreme Court by the National Council of the Ghana Bar Association (as a corporate entity) and four members (as individuals, be they the executive officers of the GBA) against the appointment of Justices Apau and Pwamang to the Supreme Court by […]

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A ”Republican” Message – Ghana Is Worse Off Under Mahama

Our dear Nation celebrated 55 years of republican status last Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and I congratulate the Government and good people of Ghana for this feat

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Nkrumah Nkrumah, Wole Soyinka, & Kongi’s Harvest (3)

There is a parallel between Mbeki’s alleged bugging of Mandela’s home and the Obama Administration’s bugging of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone! Mbeki’s reservations about Gaddafi notwithstanding, the fact still remains patently inviolable that the West did

 Dr. Michael Bokor

The Okyenhene goofs big time

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 29, 2015 Folks, the Okyenhene (Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin) is reported to have derided the government for “flaunting” road construction as a major accomplishment to boast of “because it is part of its basic responsibilities.” According to him, the government has not done anyone a favour by constructing […]

 Dr. Michael Bokor

These NPP-oriented Men-of-God again?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, June 28, 2015 Folks, all those so-called Men-of-God doing anti-Mahama politics in diverse ways and prophesying electoral victory for Akufo-Addo know that they are fast becoming a public nuisance, especially after the barrage of prophecies from them prior to Elections 2008 and 2012 ended in smoke. We heard a […]

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Consider Nana Akufo-Addo for the Presidency – Katakyie

According to Hamilton Fish; “If our country is worth-dying for in time of war, let us resolve that it is truly worth-living for in time of peace

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Opportunistic and Purposive Constitutional Misinterpretation

The preamble of the 1992 Constitution reminds us that our rights do not come from the Constitution but are merely guaranteed by it

 Dr. Michael Bokor

It is long past time to abolish the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, June 20, 2015 Folks, the prevalence of malpractices in examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is nothing strange. It is perennial. In the era of the “O” and “A” level exams, leakages occurred and students suffered the negative backlash. When the tide changed for the basic […]

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Nkrumah Nkrumah, Wole Soyinka, & Kongi’s Harvest (2)

Soyinka no doubt sees Nkrumah essentially as one of Africa’s progressive leaders, though he may have had some reservations about certain aspects of the latter’s leadership style and political profile, as every intelligent and astute observer of progressive political leadership should be

 Dr. Michael Bokor

In what capacity are Afoko and Agyepong acting now? (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, June 18, 2015 Even before Afoko and Agyei were voted into office by the party’s delegates, back-handed measures had been used against them. Afoko was manhandled at the party’s conference to choose the flagbearer for Election 2008. He and Agyei have been accused of being unalloyed supporters of Alan […]

 Dr. Michael Bokor

In what capacity are Afoko and Agyepong acting now? (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, June 18, 2015 Folks, let’s be blunt to say upfront that happenings in the NPP regarding the status of Paul Afoko (National Chairman) and Kwabena Agyei Agyepong (General Secretary) give us a comedy of errors to fear and not enjoy. Here are two high-ranking party administrators declared as “enemies” […]

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Sustainable Peace, Development in Northern Ghana: Some Perspectives

‘The Geneva of Africa’ was how the late Bolga-Naba Martin Abilba III, used to describe Bolgatanga. And indeed, until the unfortunate events of the past weeks the Upper East Regional capital was a haven of peace in the entire northern sector – if not nationwide

 Dr. Michael Bokor

Dr. Amoako-Baah sustains the NPP’s “Concert Party” shows

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Folks, we are still waiting to hear from President Mahama who will head the Electoral Commission when Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan retires (His 70th birthday falls June 18 and staff of the EC have already held a befitting durbar to honour him.). We have so far […]

 Dr. Michael Bokor

The NPP’s own flawed voters register undermines its credibility

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 15, 2015 Folks, the NPP’s main beef against the electoral system in place is that the voters register is bloated and shouldn’t be used in general elections. It has accused the EC of incompetence on that score and made all kinds of ugly noises all over the place, […]

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Did Sudan’s Omar Bashir flee from arrest In South Africa or…?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 15, 2015 Folks, those of us who have been critical about the one-sided activities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) haven’t hidden our concerns about its fixation on only African leaders or politicians and their prominent backers in its hunt for so-called war criminals. We have made our […]

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