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

The Real Nkrumah Genealogy May Be A Lot More Different

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I think the Ghana News Agency (GNA) reporter who wrote the piece captioned quot;Mrs. Sinare 39;s Paternity News For The Unknown Son Of Osagyefo quot; (Modernghana.com 8/3/15) gave the article the obviously wrong title. It also may well have been a GNA editor who composed su ...

Akufo-addo Needs To Step Up His Leadership

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The needless litigation that has assumed center-stage of the New Patriotic Party 39;s parliamentary primaries all over the country turned me off from closely following the Korle-Klottey impasse. Some media operatives have described it as a standoff. Whatever the appropriate characterization ...

Otto-ellis Descends Rather Low

Monday, August 3, 2015
Like everybody else, he is entitled to his opinion. Besides, he made his homophobic comment at a religious gathering of the Kumuyi-headed Deeper Life Bible Church. That church is Nigerian-founded, but it has maintained a remarkable presence in Ghana. I even have several relatives who are devo ...

Bannerman Is The Most Genuine Brand, Mr. Vanderpuye!

Monday, August 3, 2015
It is the kind of Bukom language the National Democratic Congress (NDC) exults in. It reeks of the patently unenlightened and even brutish. It is the raw and blood-dripping language of pugilists. Don 39;t get me wrong, I love the art of philosophical fisticuffs. But, alas, the inartistic cooptat ...

Voters' Register Only Needs To Be Audited

Monday, August 3, 2015
This is about the second or third time that I have heard the call come from the leaders of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Voters 39; Register to be scrapped and completely recomposed. I know the Electoral Commission (EC) is endowed with quite a generous annual budget, thou ...

In Akua Donkor, President Mahama Has Good Company!

Sunday, August 2, 2015
I wish I did not have to say this, but with widespread reports of President John Dramani Mahama 39;s younger brother, Ibrahim Mahama, being neck-deep involved in a slew of shady deals having to do with millions of cedis of taxpayers 39; money, if Ms. Akua Donkor is, indeed, a former criminal convi ...

When Would Amaliba Wise Up?

Sunday, August 2, 2015
If the striking quot;junior quot; doctors are able to carry through with their mass resignation threat, in direct response to abysmal working conditions, it would be the most significant milestone since Ghana 39;s declaration of its sovereignty in 1957. For now, I would like to briefly comment ...

They Know They Are Ignorant...and Arrogant, Too!

Saturday, August 1, 2015
The decision by the Speaker of Parliament to compell Prof. Alexander Nii Otto Dodoo to appear before the House 39;s Privileges Committee was bad enough. But the decision by the Speaker to compell Prof. Dodoo to appear before House members a second time smacked of schoolyard bullying and outright in ...

Asiedu-nketia Should Ask Veep Amissah-arthur

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, the General-Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), may well be behind the recent assassination attempt on the life of President John Dramani Mahama. He may be loudly railing against operatives of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in order t ...

No Bail For Greg Afoko, Please!

Friday, July 31, 2015
The prime suspects responsible for the brutal and grisly assassination of Mr. Adams Mahama, the former Upper-East regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), continue to desperately battle against the proverbially long arm of the law. But the harder they try, predictably, the faster the h ...

Is Justice Obiri Correct "upstairs"?

Friday, July 31, 2015
I don 39;t know much about the judicial culture of Ghana, but if we are to go by the performance of Judge Francis Obiri, the Accra Circuit Court judge who sentenced 36-year-old Mr. Charles Antwi to 10 years 39; imprisonment for allegedly attempting to assassinate President John Dramani Mahama, ...

President Mahama Was Already Dead, Mr. Hormena!

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Whoever Justice Francis Obiri is, the judge who sentenced 36-year-old Mr. Charles Antwi to 10 years 39; imprisonment for attempting to assassinate an absent President John Dramani Mahama at the Ringway Gospel Assemblies of God Church did not acquit himself creditably, both as a benchman and a Gh ...

The Jungle Out There...

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Yes, it is a jungle out there.... By which characterization it is unabashedly implied the fact that Ghana may be dangerously hurtling towards the level and status of a failed state. Nearly three decades ago, when the notorious ultra-conservative Irish-American newspaper columnist and one-time Rep ...
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