Author: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

When Dancers Play Historians And Thinkers – Postscript 1

Saturday, September 5, 2015
This critical examination of Basil Davidson rsquo;s Black Star: A View of the Life and Times of Kwame Nkrumah (New York: Praeger, 1973), was originally scheduled to run as a chapter or two of my series titled ldquo;When Dancers Play Historians And Thinkers, rdquo; a part of the seemingly ...

Akufo-addo Should Not Give Mixed Signals

Saturday, September 5, 2015
On the hustings in the Volta Region, under his ldquo;Arise and Build rdquo; theme, in the lead-up to Election 2016, recently, the Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, noted that 18 of the 19 constituencies where the voting gap betw ...

Could Ndc Ever Become A “democratic” Party?—part 2

Friday, September 4, 2015
When the immediate post-war Germany, that rsquo;s is until 1990, was split into two separate polities, or nations, between the erstwhile Soviet Union and the United States, the communist-influenced half, or the erstwhile East- Germany, was ironically named the German Democratic Republic (GDR). In ...

Can Ndc Ever Become A “democratic” Party? – Part 1

Friday, September 4, 2015
I have always maintained that the Rawlings-founded National Democratic Congress (NDC) never transitioned from a dictatorial ldquo;revolutionary rdquo; juggernaut of a junta into a modern, civilized democratic political organization. As far as I have been able to critically observe, key NDC opera ...

Gamey Should Stop Lecturing President Mahama

Friday, September 4, 2015
He may run a labor institute or whatever business that he is into, but his bluster and all, Mr. Austin Gamey rsquo;s expertise does not seem to have made any positive impact on our ramshackle national labor establishment. Which is why rampant industrial actions or strikes have become the centerpi ...

Gna Should Tell Ghanaians The Plain Truth

Thursday, September 3, 2015
If the Capitation Grant was introduced into the nation rsquo;s public schools in 2005, then it was clearly introduced by the Kufuor-led government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which held the reins of governance from January 2001 to January 2009, and not the Ministry of Education, ...

Losing Is Really The Point Here

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It may come off to many keen observers of Fourth Republican Ghanaian democratic culture ndash; at least as it is practiced by the faux-revolutionary socialists of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) ndash; as a comic relief; but that is precisely the point (See ldquo;Mahama rsquo;s F ...

Ezenator Could Win Korle-klottey Hands Down

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
If you have been following my media fare, you darn well know that the name Rawlings is not one that I have any fondness for. My disaffection with that name is purely political, although there is inevitably a personal edge to the political. For the two prime holders of that name have done irr ...

Affail Monney Must Resign!

Monday, August 31, 2015
I know where this Affail Monney guy is coming from. But for a President of the Ghana Journaists 39; Association (GJA), his reported reaction to the tragic motor accident that cost the life of Ghanaian Times reporter Mr. Samuel Nuamah, 37, is inexcusabe. It is aso unethical and inescap ...

Not Unique To Ghana Does Not Make It Right, Prof. Lumumba

Monday, August 31, 2015
At the Paul A. V. Ansah Memorial Lecture in Accra recently, Kenya 39;s Prof. P. L. O. Lumumba was widely reported to have said that the incidence of having foreign citizens inordinately packed onto Ghana 39;s Voters 39; Register was not unique to the latter country (See quot;Adulterated V ...

Everybody Agrees Voters' Register Is Flawed

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Everybody is in perfect agreement that Ghana 39;s current Voters 39; Register is deeply flawed and numerically padded beyond credulity. And so it is laughable for Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia to presume to engage in the long-discredited art of sophistry in order to pretend that all is well with th ...

Come On, Prof. Lumumba!

Sunday, August 30, 2015
By all means, let 39;s show quite a bit of respect, even reverence, to our political pioneers and neo-pioneers like the leaders who ushered Africa into the postcolonial era in the 1950s and 60s. But the fact also remains that every generation has to set and meet its own unique expectations. We m ...

Isis Is In Ghana So What?

Friday, August 28, 2015
ISIS has been in Ghana for a very long time, and it is only the clinically naive and hopelessly hypocritical who pretend that the apparently active recruitment of Ghanaian youths into the infamous terrorist organization known as the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is either new or one that ought ...
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