Opinions

The Okyehene can do better

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, April 3, 2016 Folks, news reports that the Kyebi Executive Council has banned two Eastern Regional executive members of the NDC from visiting the Okyehene’s palace in Kyebi might be regarded by some as surprising. Not so to me. Inklings from the posturing of Kyebi citizens opposed to the NDC, political events involving them, ...

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Akufo-Addo’s real enemies are in the NPP, not elsewhere

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Folks, the government has acted swiftly to deport the three South African undesirables from the country (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Three-South-African-ex-police-officers-deported-426650). If Capt. Koda and Akufo-Addo are MEN, let them bring those undesirables back. Those talking about breach of the due process (because the matter involving the deportees is still before the court) can ...

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I TRULY PITY AKUFO-ADDO AND CO.

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Folks, news reports about the arrest of three South African combatants engaged in activities considered as inimical to national security are still spreading wild. The three, Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis, 54, (Rtd), WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu, 39, (Rtd) and 45-year-old Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd) were arrested at the El-Capitano Hotel, at ...

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Mensa Otabil is talking rubbish again

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Folks, I have had several occasions to take on Re. Mensa Otabil and charlatans of his ilk who are abusing the pulpit to do dirty politics. I haven’t regretted for putting such politically motivated “Men-of-God” where they belong in public discourse regarding the challenges of development facing our country. They are ...

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Is the NPP now looking for decency in public utterances?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Folks, the NPP is reported to have “petitioned the National Media Commission (NMC) over what it calls unethical broadcasting at Montie FM, an affiliate station of Accra-based Radio Gold.” Its reason? Through its Director of Communications (Nana Akomea), the NPP accused Montie FM which transmits on 100.1 MHz and its host ...

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Dr. Sam Jonah makes my Day… and shames the doomsday politicians

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, February 15, 2016 Folks, it is true that “times are rough” throughout the world as governments find it difficult to provide the “heaven-on-earth” that the citizens need to live their lives in decency and comfort. Nowhere cool in the world!! Within this context, it is difficult to side with Ghanaian politicians who are constantly ...

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This Fulani menace spells more doom if not contained

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, February 11, 2016 Folks, we have said a lot already about the threat posed to national security by the activities of the Fulani nomadic herdsmen that are being fiercely resisted by Ghanaians in the affected areas all over the country. Notably, the residents of the Agogo area in the Ashanti Region have been in ...

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Has the NPP’S Wontumi hit the nail hard on its head or…?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, February 11, 2016 Folks, the NPP’s Ashanti Regional Chairman (Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi) is known as a vile critic of the NDC and its government led by President Mahama. He is known for the use of intemperate language to register his stiff dislike for anything NDC/Mahama and does politics as ...

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Murdering MPs won’t solve Ghana’s problems

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, January 9, 2016 Folks, the political temperature in Ghana is gradually rising to unacceptable heights and must be condemned by all well-meaning people, especially if it results in negative happenings . The news is that the NPP MP for Abuakwa North (Joseph Boakye Danquah) has been shot dead by unknown assailants. (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Abuakwa-North-MP-shot-dead-414007). This ...

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The CPP shows the NPP a well-deserved red card

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, January 31, 2016 Folks, I took the trouble to monitor the national delegates congress of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) on Saturday, January 30, but chose not to comment on it until two events prompted me to do so. First, the vitriolic reaction of the CPP to the NPP’s appeal for “an alliance” to ...

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Corruption In The Judiciary & Parliament: The Way Forward 3

We have the eerie feeling that the ruling party may have engaged the services of Anas, to come up with a scandal that will be so serious in its implications for national security and scathing in its indictment of judicial corruption, as to bury the public din resulting from the seeming rifeness of political corruption associated with the ruling party

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