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Another indictment… and Kufuor goes wild too

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, July 9, 2015 Folks, the Sole Judgement Debt Commission has really stepped on big toes; and they are hurting! After putting Akufo-Addo on the spot, the Commission’s leaked report has turned the searchlight on former President John Agyekum Kufuor, indicting him on a $2.64 million land compensation payment case involving a British Family. The ...

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The indictment of Akufo-Addo says a lot more

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, July 6, 2015 The Sole Judgement Debt Commission’s indictment of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo over the controversial circumstances in which the GNPC’s drill ship was disposed of and the money handled during the Kufuor era is nothing to enthuse over even though it has rattled and nettled the Akufo-Addo camp. It is no news after ...

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The NDC regains Talensi and deflates the NPP

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Folks, the Talensi by-election is over and victory belongs to B.T. Baba and the NDC. This victory underscores the NDC’s strength in that area and others that it can clinch despite the dry, irritating noise made by its opponents. Those rooting for the NDC do better in political mobilization than their ...

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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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