Opinions

The Supreme Court orders the Electoral Commission to do what?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, May 5, 2016 Folks, the Supreme Court today ordered the Electoral Commission to do a number of things to make the existing voters register credible for Election 2016: To delete from the electoral roll names of all dead people and persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card to register to vote. ...

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Ghana’s economy to grow in leaps and bounds?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, May 3, 2016 Folks, as public intellectuals, we do the yeoman’s job by raising issues pertinent to Ghana’s development challenges in our time and comment on them, offering ideas that we hope our leaders and their bitter opponents will ponder as they seek the nod of the electorate to either remain in power or ...

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The NPP lacks specific electioneering campaign messages…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 1, 2016 … Because it is confident that the voters will be more swayed by their own living conditions to vote against President Mahama than anything else. But is that enough to win it Election 2016? Folks, in assessing the electioneering campaign strategies of the political parties toward Election 2016, it is clear ...

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Is Dr. Bawumia not putting more spokes in Akufo-Addo’s wheel?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, May 1, 2016 Folks, there is no gainsaying the fact that Akufo-Addo lost Elections 2008 and 2012, not because he didn’t have any message for Ghanaians to hang on to but because he lacked the personal appeal that the voters needed to assuage all doubts and apprehensions that he would provide a better administration ...

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So soon, a “victory ram” for President Mahama?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, April 30, 2016 Folks, strange things continue to happen as far as the mindset, attitudes, and direct involvement of chiefs in partisan politics are concerned. President Mahama is on a nationwide tour dubbed as “Accounting to the People” that involves commissioning projects undertaken by his government and meeting the chiefs and people to assure ...

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Has Dzifa Attivor awoken a sleeping giant? (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, April 29, 2016 Folks, the needless controversy provoked by Ms. Dzifa Ativor’s damning of the Kufuor administration as anti-Ewe and her apprehension that an Akufo-Addo administration would target Ewes like her rages on. It has ruffled feathers well enough for us to know who sees reason or stupidity or danger in her utterance. So ...

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Has Dzifa Attivor awoken a sleeping giant? (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, April 28, 2016 Folks, we must by now have known that the fracas generated by utterances attributed to Ms. Dzifa Attivor (former Minister of Transportation who resigned because of the murky circumstances surrounding the rebranding of the Mass Metro Transport buses) has taken the centre-stage in public discourse about Ghanaian politics. To me, the ...

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Kweku Baako vindicates me in less than no time

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, April 24, 2016 Folks, when I wrote the two-part opinion piece to condemn Kweku Baako for insulting chiefs appreciating President Mahama for providing development projects to enhance living standards, some people strongly disagreed with me, in some cases, using intemperate language to downgrade my integrity. The opinion piece received wide coverage in the Ghanaian ...

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Kweku Baako insults Ghanaian chiefs and hurts Akufo-Addo’s interests (Part I)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, April 21, 2016 Folks, we continue to notice many issues that confirm our poor opinion about public discourse on happenings in the NPP camp. Not only are that cabal’s main actors making outrageous public utterances to worsen their party’s credibility problems, but they are also being actively supported by their lackeys in many departments ...

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The NPP’s junk politics scares the electorate

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Folks, we know that there is junk food, which endangers human health if eaten. In politics, too, there is much junk, which endangers national security. Much of the politicking being done by the NPP camp qualifies as nothing but junk politics for as long as it entails intimidation, threats, bullying, physical ...

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Is Kufuor the bugbear for Akufo-Addo? (Part IV)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, April 17, 2016 Folks, the events characterizing Akufo-Addo’s defeat at Election 2012 are still fresh in one’s mind. No matter how the NPP plays its game, it can’t clean its slate. And no amount of bravado on Kufuor’s part can do the trick either. Here comes the other issues beyond the confines of the ...

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Is Kufuor the bugbear for Akufo-Addo? (Part III)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, April 17, 2016 Folks, we know that the NPP emerged from the efforts of the late Atakora-Gyimah of Nkokoa-Buoho in Offinso and some Asante academics at the KNUST, not to talk about the tacit support given them by traditional rulers and the so-called Men-of-God who found the Rawlings Movement as a scourge. The Danquah-Busia ...

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