Opinions

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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Did Sudan’s Omar Bashir flee from arrest In South Africa or…?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 15, 2015 Folks, those of us who have been critical about the one-sided activities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) haven’t hidden our concerns about its fixation on only African leaders or politicians and their prominent backers in its hunt for so-called war criminals. We have made our voices heard and accused the ...

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Nkrumah Nkrumah, Wole Soyinka, & Kongi’s Harvest (1)

Wole Soyinka is, without doubt, one of the most important vocal critics of the post-colonial behavior and political psychology of the African nation-state. His plays, memoirs, books of essays and poetry, two novels, public lectures, short stories, music, and movies provide deeper, layered or multidimensional insights into his radical framology of political psychology

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Is it really nobler to be a chief than a politician in Ghana?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Folks, the controversy surrounding the status of Robert Nachinab Doameng Mosore, NPP MP for Talensi, seems to be coming to an end with his choice to be a Paramount Chief of Talensi and not a politician (MP). (See http://www.myjoyonline.com/…/it-is-nobler-to-be-chief-than-…) The 1992 Constitution is clear on why a traditional ruler shouldn’t be involved ...

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No Ghanaian should be a guinea pig for Ebola experiments

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Folks, you must already have heard the news report about the trial of a vaccine for the deadly Ebola that is either already being done in Ghana or is about to be done. When I first heard about this experiment, I cringed seriously for many reasons: When Ebola struck Sierra Leone, ...

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Why is the government setting such a bad example?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, June 1, 2015 Folks, much has been said about the government’s handling of the country’s finances, which speaks volumes. There is much concern that things are not being done properly, which is why the government is either borrowing funds from sources and not accounting for such funds. We have heard about the government’s inability ...

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The NPP’s “Invisible Forces” must be tackled immediately

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, May 30, 2015 Events culminating in the nastiness tearing the NPP apart have been long in the offing. They have been fuelled by deep-seated self-seeking manouevres, self-righteousness portrayals, and self-serving manipulations. I lay the blame at the doorstep of Akufo-Addo whose persistence to have things done as he wishes has deepened factionalism in the ...

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