Opinions

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, the courage exhibited by delegates ...

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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 President Mahama implies a lot. ...

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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 those roads. “You have not ...

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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 lot from them in the ...

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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 level (beginning with the Junior ...

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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 Kwadwo Kyerematen (a so-called protégé ...

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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” and chased out of office; ...

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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 heard loud noises of protestation ...

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