Opinions

Ghanaian politicians: Filling God’s ears to the brim?

This 4th Republic has revealed many intriguing things about the Ghanaian, especially those who have considered politics as their be-it-all-and-end-it-all and cannot live their lives in any other way. Whether still in government, out of it, or fighting tooth-and-nail to be in it, they can’t do without politics!

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NDC Can Win The 2012 Elections If….

There is some apprehension in certain quarters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regarding its chances in the 2012 elections which is barely 8 months away. This nervousness is making many NDC folks to weigh many options and also to float many strategies on how the party can put its acts together to focus on how to win the elections

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If our political parties fail, our democracy will suffer – Part I

Our democracy is still alive because it is supported by the various political parties that feed it with the much-needed input. It remains relatively stable despite the obvious shortcomings of the various governments that have led us since the inception of this 4th Republic. And mostly because of the elastic patience and free-wheeling tolerance of Ghanaians!!

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Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey makes a lot of sense

The NPP’s Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has done something that I consider as appropriate and worth commenting on. He has written a letter to President Mills, drawing his attention to a very serious problem that has the potential to cause havoc in the society if not curbed

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Yes, this Constitutional White Elephant (Council of State) must go!!

The call by Professor George Ayitey (a U.S.-based Ghanaian economist) that the Council of State be abolished is laudable and I support it wholeheartedly. Prof. Ayitey made the call in an interview with Joy News’ Anny Osabutey (Myjoyonline, March 27, 2012). Nothing can be more imperative at this time than this call to get rid of the constitutional white elephant that the Council of State is

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Political violence and democracy don’t work together…

The stakes in Election 2012 are already too high and can’t be glossed over in any discussion of the political situation in the country. As the Mills government struggles to persuade Ghanaians that it is performing well and should be given the mandate for a second term, happenings in the NDC confirm that the internal crisis isn’t being solved to strengthen the party for the polls

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Well done; ‘King Midas’ Kwame Sefa-Kayi

King Midas, an ancient Greek king, was a very kind man who ruled his kingdom fairly. One day, while walking in his garden, he saw an elderly Satyr asleep in the flowers. Taking pity on the old fellow, King Midas let him go without punishment. When the god Dionysus heard about it, he rewarded King Midas by granting him one wish

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The ostrich called Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah… A General Mosquito!!

The NDC’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah, is playing the ostrich and will definitely smile at the wrong side of his mouth in the fullness of time. He claims that “the NDC is strong and solid. He explains that former president Rawlings is a faithful believer of the NDC and had been attending the National Executive Councils (NEC) meetings faithfully

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As we say bye-bye to Senegal’s Abdoulaye Wade…

Senegal’s octogenarian ruler, Abdoulaye Wade, has hit the brick wall in his attempt to extend his 12-year rule. He has been soundly trounced in Sunday’s Presidential run off. Even before the official results could be released to confirm his loss, he conceded defeat to his rival, Macky Sall, 50 years old

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Can You Say That President Mills Has Done Nothing?

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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A Letter From Wa – West To The President Of The Republic Of Ghana

Dear Sir, I write as a concern member of the N D C to bring to your notice about your recent nomination of Dasaana Adams as the DCE to be for Wa –west and how it is going to affect the N D C as a party negatively in the up coming polls despite our numerous petitions and letters to your office about the questionable character of the said Dasaana Adams

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Allotey Jacobs Should Shut Up!!!

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That fact is attitude.” – William James Politics is about consensus which is why political parties normally go with majority decisions. Even though there may be dissenting voices, once a

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