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For Akufo-Addo, wishes should become horses to ride

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, December 27, 2015 Folks, it is interesting how people make resolutions at the end of one year, even as they take a sneak peek into their fate in the advancing year. And that fate can’t be determined by mere human dribs and drabs, although one’s own acts of commission or omission may play an ...

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Do Ghanaians not already know President Mahama?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 25, 2015 Folks, the rebranding of 116 MMT buses and its sequel of ridiculous developments has engaged our attention for some time now. There are still some loose ends to tie up. Those who want to do other things with the scandal are up on their feet. One of them is Vitus Azeem, ...

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Bizarre: 300 Ghanaians to die in Libya for loitering?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, December 21, 2015 Folks, I have been bothered by news reports concerning the plight of Ghanaians leaving Ghana for so-called “greener pastures” only to end up in worse circumstances than what they might be fleeing from. Having already been exposed to the fate of migrants reaching Europe or perishing in the attempt to leave ...

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Alhaji Asoma Banda, come for your thanks

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, December 20, 2015 In less than 24 hours after Alhaji Asoma Banda had dismissed him as not intelligent or wise to become Ghana’s President, Akufo-Addo is out to prove him right. And we expect a lot more from him as the days roll by. Here he goes: “Mahama has nothing to campaign on in ...

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Nobody will force these NPP people to tell the truth

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 18, 2015 Folks, no one can fight the truth and hope to succeed. Like the cork submerged in water, the truth will rise to the surface to stun the one submerging it. We know that the NPP and NDC have never seen eye-to-eye on issues regarding the handling of national affairs, not to ...

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Are “coming events” beginning to cast their shadows already?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Friday, December 18, 2015 Folks, the Chair of the Electoral Commission (Charlotte Osei) is reported to be “mad” (simply meaning very angry) when she appeared before Parliament because the budget for the EC has been drastically slashed by the Ministry of Finance. As reported, she had told Parliament that she proposed a budgetary allocation of ...

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The NPP has forced Ibrahim Mahama out of his shell

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 17, 2015 Folks, we have over the years heard a lot of damaging comments from political opponents of the NDC and the Mahama-led administration in respect of President Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim Mahama. Beginning with the Merchant Bank to the role of his company, Engineers and Planners) in the drainage of the Odaw river ...

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The lessons that Amenfi West has taught us (Part II)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Folks, we continue with the lessons that the outcome of the bye-elections in the Amenfi West constituency have taught us, even as we brood over happenings beyond that level. Here are four more lessons: The peaceful manner in which the bye-elections took place should teach Ghanaians how to conduct affairs at ...

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The lessons that Amenfi West has taught us (Part 1)

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Folks, we are happy to note that the bye-elections in the Amenfi West constituency took place today without any incident to disturb the peace. Voting was generally smooth, free, and fair. In the end, the NDC’s candidate, Eric Afful, won 15,809 votes (52.64%) to defeat the NPP’s Paul Derkyi, who had ...

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All that rhetoric about this AMERI power deal…

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Folks, you must also have been following developments concerning the agreement that Ghana signed with AMERI for the supply of gas turbines to help it solve the “Dumsor” crisis. I have been doing so, critically analyzing every statement made about the deal by just anybody, especially following the publication by the ...

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Why I write on contemporary Ghanaian political issues

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, December 13, 2015 Folks, ever since I discovered the power of writing, I have made it a cardinal point to add my voice to public discourse on issues affecting humanity. And I do so with much vigour, rhetorical violence, and determination. I have no regrets for pushing my conviction, regardless of whose ox I ...

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This Pyrrhic victory won’t work well for Akufo-Addo

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, December 10, 2015 Folks, in writing to bait the NPP gang assisting Akufo-Addo to get rid of dissenting voices in their political cabal, I knew that they would dig in and axe Kwabena Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe. What they had set in motion couldn’t be reversed. So, it has happened that Agyepong and Crabbe ...

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