The NPP’s “concert party” shows and the voters register of Togo

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Thursday, August 21, 2015

Folks, you must have heard of the latest in the NPP’s package of electoral laughables that has pushed its “Concert Party” shows to the most bizarre level. It clearly has taken the shows beyond the ridiculous to the absurd and contemptible point. Here is the substance:

“New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 2016 Vice Presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that a team commissioned by the party to go into Ghana’s voter register has identified 76,286 persons with the same data in both Ghana and Togo’s voter register. Continue reading

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Instead of going after Stan Dogbe…..

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Folks, one sticky point in the agitations by members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is the publishing of the document containing their demands. Accusing fingers have been pointed at Stan Dogbe, a member of the Presidential Staff, as the “culprit”. He has been condemned as the one who “unscrupulously” published the document on his Facebook page to the chagrin of the GMA; and some are even calling for his dismissal from office.

The Offinsohene, Nana Wiafe Akenten II, was very loud in condemning Stan, accusing him of impropriety while members of the GMA (especially the President and Secretary) insisted that publishing that document ran counter to the understanding between the GMA and the government to keep the “proposals” close to their chests. Their main beef is that by this disclosure, Stan has embarrassed all and created a bad public image for the GMA. Continue reading

The Ghana Medical Association and its striking doctors will lose out

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Folks, the head-butting going on between members of the Ghana Medical Association (Ghanaian doctors in public service) and the Mahama-led administration will likely not end soon; but I can stick my neck out to say that it will eventually not end in favour of the doctors.

First, now that the striking doctors’ demands (be they proposals or substantive ones) are known and quickly dismissed as “outrageous”, there is every indication that they can’t win public sympathy to their cause.

Unlike previous occasions when the public seemed to tilt toward them, this time, the issues are different; and it is likely that the doctors won’t win any support to warrant their persisting on being satisfied. Continue reading

Isn’t it time to privatize the government hospitals?

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Folks, the perennial strike actions embarked on by Ghanaian doctors working in public health institutions should set the stage for the government to privatize public health institutions and enforce other measures aimed at curtailing the enormous pressure being put on it and the Consolidated Fund. The current strike action by members of the Ghana medical Association (GMA) should be the clarion call to change the existing paradigm so those who cannot fit in can go into private practice to stop harassing us all with their huge demands for improved service conditions. In private practice, they will get to know what it takes to function as doctors. No pampering of anybody!! Continue reading