Opinions

Is President Mahama travelling too much?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 30, 2014 Folks, one major issue that has bothered Ghanaians over the years is the foreign travels undertaken by the heads of state that involve huge expenditure of the tax-payers’ money. Of course, a good thing sells itself; and if Ghana were good, it needn’t be marketed through foreign travels by its heads ...

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The Boko Haram Carnage in Nigeria: No solution in Sight

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Sunday, November 30, 2014 Folks, the carnage being wreaked on Nigeria by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists is now beyond belief. Forget about control. I am deeply worried at the high incidence of devastation of limb and property while the Nigerian government falters in its attempt to contain the situation. All indications are clear that ...

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Nothing wrong with “selling” the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 Folks, the removal of William Hutton-Mensah as Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and his re-assignment to the Ministry of Power/Energy by President Mahama has provoked some kind of public discourse and angered a cross-section of workers of the ECG. Apparently, those objecting to the President’s action are raising reasons to suggest that ...

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Gee, They Look Like Bus Seats To Me!

I have not seen them upclose, except for the photograph presented of the same on the Ghanaweb.com website. At first glance, they look like the sort of high-backed executive chairs that one encounters on the Amtrak trains, airplanes and government and corporate offices

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Public Housing Ought Not Be Free

Justice Emile Short's call for the scrapping of the age-old policy of free accommodation for civil and public servants, ought not be confused with the all-too-healthy policy of the government's bounden obligation to providing publicly owned housing facilities for essential public workers like doctors and nurses

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Government, Not Opposition, Should Provide Solutions

Precisely what Employment and Labor Relations Minister Haruna Iddrisu means when he calls on Nana Akufo-Addo to provide alternative solutions to the ongoing labor disturbances is not clear, particularly since Mr. Iddrisu does not indicate in his remarks lashing back at Ghana's main opposition leader that the Mahama-led government of the National Democratic Congress

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Mere Allegations Or A Fait Accompli?

I have always contended that our leaders are not nearly half as intelligent and foresighted as they would have the rest of us believe. In this instance, the reference is to the widely alleged rumor that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Petroleum Corporation

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