Opinions

This half-hearted reshuffling is not the answer

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, June 28, 2014 Folks, while we wait to know the circumstances surrounding Ghana’s participation in the ongoing World Cup tournament and the dismal performance of the national team (the Black Stars) this time around, many things have begun happening in government circles. Without even waiting for the dust to settle on his own feeling ...

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On the fuel crisis: Why rob Peter to pay Paul?

By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Saturday, June 28, 2014 Folks, I can’t bring myself to understand, let alone accept, what is happening in the fuel sector in the country. The causes of the current fuel crisis in the country did not crop up overnight, which is why I am unhappy at the manner in which the government is attempting to ...

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Get Rid Of That Baggage of Blame – And Learn

How To Be Answerable For Yourself People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. Most of us blame others for our suffering and despondency ...

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Nana Akufo-Addo’s Freudian Slip

I have read - at least twice - Nana Akufo-Addo's rather deft and eloquent rejoinder to Mr. Dan Abodakpi's claim, on a radio program, that he knew "for a fact" that then-Attorney-General Akufo-Addo had strongly advised against Mr. Abodakpi's 2007 conviction

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Kyerematen Is the Weakest Link

Unlike what the largely one-man Internet "pressure group," Get Alan Kyerematen Elected (GAKE) would have the Ghanaian electorate believe, Alan Kyerematen is the least qualified among the presidential-candidate aspirants who have so far picked up their application forms

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World Cup 2014: Here comes the black man

By Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Folks, the Italy-Uruguay and England-Costa Rica matches have just ended with Italy and England joining the reigning champion (Spain) to exit the tournament so early. Portugal is also billed to exit (even though it is yet to play the final match with Ghana in the qualifying stage). Interesting; not so? But ...

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Ghana is not a “Banana Republic”, Mr. K.B. Asante!!

By Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Writing under the above heading, Mr. K.B. Asante (a man of many parts) made several observations that can be set down under such categories as “human rights”, “Ghanaian nationality”, “internal security”, “foreign intelligence”, “counter-intelligence”, “personal security”, “diplomacy”, and “sovereignty”. There could be others too. (Please, refer to: Mr. Asante’s opinion piece ...

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Bimbilla Painfully Recalls Yendi

The sundown gunning down last Thursday, June 19, 2014, of the Overlord of the Bimbilla Traditional Area, in the Nanumba district of the Northern Region, grimly recalls the brutal assassination of the Overlord of Dagbon, Yana Yakubu Andani II

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The NPP  and its dog-eat-dog woes (Part II)

By Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D. Monday, June 23, 2014 Folks, we need to place happenings in our contemporary times within their proper context, especially as far as the NPP’s kind of “rogue politics” is concerned. Those of us who know the history of Ghana will never sit down unconcerned for them to mislead anybody. They are doing things today to ...

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The NPP  and its dog-eat-dog woes (Part I)

By Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D. Monday, June 23, 2014 Folks, is it not strange that at a time when Ghanaians expect the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to put the government on its toes with critical comments and scrutiny of its pathetic performance it is rather embroiled in an internal wrangling that is tearing to tear it apart? A responsible ...

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