Friday, April 24, 2015
Folks, the common saying that “coming events cast their shadows ahead of them” is at play in the affairs of the NPP’s Akufo-Addo vis-a-vis the electoral victory chalked by Nigeria’s Gen. (rtd.) Mohammadu Buhari.
True to my prediction in an opinion piece just after Buhari had won the Presidential elections, Akufo-Addo is doing exactly what a desperate power-seeker of his kind is expected to do. He is scratching around for anything to hang on to just to keep his political ambitions alive!! Continue reading
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Folks, there is much public talk and concern about how bribery and corruption are entrenched in Ghana, eating the country alive. All manner of public figures (be they the clergy, traditional rulers, politicians, public servants, lawyers, ordinary Ghanaians, or just anybody at all at home and abroad) are complaining that corruption is endemic in Ghana and destroying not only the moral fibre but also the national economy and the country’s image.
Politicians talking about the vice(s) have narrowed everything down to the public sector to suggest that this endemic vice isn’t being eradicated because it is pervasive and propped up by the powers-that-be. Continue reading
Monday, April 20, 2015
Folks, you must have heard reports that a group of “senior lecturers” at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) supporting the NPP have come together to do what they think will boost the NPP’s electoral chances at Election 2016.
Calling themselves “KNUST NPP Frontliners”, the group has the goal of helping the opposition party to offer policy alternatives and ideas to help improve the country’s socio-economic development.
“Our main aim is to organize KNUST NPP faithful who will serve as a think-tank ready to serve the party to win power in 2016 and beyond,” stated Dr. Kwabena Boadu, Chairman of group at the inaugural ceremony.
“Our vision is to be recognized as an elite group of supporters to influence policy direction. Our mission is to serve as an interface between the party and the electorate in explaining party policies and canvassing for votes”.(See: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=355220) Continue reading
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Folks, news reports about the xenophobic violence against immigrants in South Africa are disturbing. So also are reports that 12 Ghanaians (considered to be Christians) among a group of Africans emigrating to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea had been thrown overboard by their Muslim migrating counterparts to perish just because of “religious differences”.
The happenings in South Africa are particularly troubling for several reasons; and they raise very serious questions: Continue reading
By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor
Monday, April 13, 2015
Folks, let me be brazen to say upfront that elections are won at the polls, not by any manipulation by an Electoral Commissioner, which reduces to absurdity the useless apprehensions being expressed by the NPP leaders regarding the procedures for Election 2016.
The illustrious son of the Brong-Ahafo Region and Ghana, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has served Ghana with sterling performance and is to retire in June, having chalked the ripe age of 70 years in this wretched, troubled, and sickened world. He has contributed hugely toward Ghana’s stability and deserves tons of commendation and appreciation from anybody who knows the checkered history of Ghana. Continue reading