Opinions

Something to laugh over, even if too serious to be trivialized…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, July 23, 2016 Folks, when it was reported that President Mahama had nominated Emmanuel Habuka Bombande (former Executive Director of the so-called non-political civil society organisation called the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP)) as a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and a John Bless Oti as the Deputy Minister of Local Government, ...

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Sam Okudjeto has had his say, but…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, July 21, 2016 Folks, when those who should have known better not to talk “by heart” fail to do so and speak non-sense, we will take them to task. Failed politician, Samuel Okudjeto who claims to be a constitutional lawyer, has spoken his mind on goings-on as far as governance in Ghana is concerned ...

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A Donald Trump Presidency for the United States?

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Folks, there is much truism in the saying that a country deserves the kind of government it gets. In historical epochs, the whirligig of government often reflects much about the state of the country and the aspirations or conditions of its people. The people will definitely deserve the government that rules them. If they cherish anarchy, ...

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Happenings in Turkey strike dangerous chords for democracy, but….

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, July 18, 2016 Folks, we have been monitoring happenings in Turkey since the attempted coup by a segment of the military to oust President Recep T. Erdogan from office and the aftermath with about 6,000 people supposedly connected with the coup attempt being detained so far. And 8,000 police officers have also been suspended ...

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Walewale sets in motion the train of negative politics for Election 2016

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, July 18, 2016 Folks, it is disturbing to read news reports that political violence has begun erupting in some parts of the country, Walewale in the Northern region blazing the trail so early in the main campaign season. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/One-injured-in-NPP-NDC-clash-in-Walewale-456009). What for? And in Walewale too? What are they fighting for or against? Poor ...

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The Asantehene has confirmed my opinions and placed the NPP where it belongs; but…..

  By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, July 15, 2016 Folks, I have read news reports quoting the Asantehene (Otumfuo Osei Tutu II) as admitting that the NPP was “birthed” in the Ashanti Region and that his uncle (name not mentioned) gave life to it by donating 700,000 Pounds to get it going. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Akufo-Addo-was-my-personal-lawyer-Asantehene-455383). In political terms, it doesn’t ...

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The NPP and its higgledy-piggledy politics

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, July 10, 2016 Folks, the NPP’s politics of histrionics continues unabated. Having monitored it all this while, I can confidently say that it won’t change in any way to give us anything other than the flogging of God and injection of more vim into the “Concert Party” enactments. This higgledy-piggledy politics won’t plant Akufo-Addo ...

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Is God revealing himself to only the NPP-oriented people?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, July 9, 2016 Folks, when I read news reports quoting the chief of Yamfo in the Brong-Ahafo region as saying that God had ordained Akufo-Addo to be Ghana’s president, I cracked up, laughing myself lame. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/God-has-ordained-Nana-Addo-to-be-president-Yamfo-chief-454020). It wasn’t the first time that a chief or a so-called Man of God would have made ...

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Why is the KMA’s Kojo Bonsu fighting with the Asanteman Council?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Folks, having read news reports about the conflict of interest involving Kojo Bonsu, CEO of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), and the Asanteman Council—and the characterization of him as a “persona non grata” and the agitation for his removal from office by President Mahama—I am tempted to side with the Asanteman ...

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On development projects: Akufo-Addo has no moral right to win voter support

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Folks, politicking toward Election 2016 has so far taken on bizarre twists and turns as far as campaign messages of the main actors are concerned. While the NPP’s Akufo-Addo is leading his campaign to lambaste President Mahama for over-concentrating attention on development project so the neglect of the existential problems of ...

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We Must Not Leave Kennedy Agyapong, Lydia Forson!

From our viewpoint blogger, writer, producer and outspoken actress, Lydia Forson’s article “Leave Kennedy Agyapong Alone” is clearly a demonstration of a keen conscience with an active, subtle subterranean mind more than capable of sound judgment on matters of culture and critical theory

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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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