Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Folks, the ceremony to celebrate 50 years of Joseph Boakye Danquah (No one who needs any description of him) has turned out to be the usual occasion for anti-Mahama rhetoric by the NPP and its Akufo-Addo as if doing so will endear them to the hearts of the electorate.
Here is how Akufo-Addo’s hot-headed but empty rabble-rousing speech is “headlined” by the ever-declining MyJoyOnline: “JB Danquah would want Mahama out of office – Akufo-Addo”
(See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/politics/2015/February-4th/jb-danquah-would-want-mahama-out-of-office-akufo-addo.php#sthash.CJi8tWYN.dpuf)
At the same time, the rusty Professor Mike Ocquaye is claiming that Danquah had anticipated the energy crisis facing Ghana and made plans for it. The claim is that he would have put Ghana in a better shape had he been voted into office. Continue reading
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Folks, the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government currently going on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has provided two interesting developments worthy of our attention. This year’s session is on the theme “2015: Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2063.”
- AU Chairman
The Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, was elected head of the continental to replace Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the rotational position for one year. (See: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31057151).
- Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF)
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants. Four of Nigeria’s neighbours—Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger—have agreed to contribute troops to the task force. Continue reading