Columnist: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D. : 2974 Stories Published

Why Only 14k Of Deleted Nhis Registrants Have Reregistered So Far

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I don rsquo;t particularly care whether 2,000 or 14,000 of the 56,772 de-registered voters who used their recently proscribed NHIS Cards to vote in the 2012 election have reregistered (See ldquo;Only 14K Deleted lsquo;NHIS Voters rsquo; Reregistered ndash; EC rdquo; Classfmonline.com / Ghan ...

Joyce Banda Egregiously Revises Ghana’s Media History

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
At a lecture commemorating the fourth anniversary of the passing of President John Evans Atta-Mills, the former President of Malawi, Mrs. Joyce Banda, was reported to have erroneously credited the first Ghanaian leader to die in office with having created a liberal media environment in the countr ...

Jesus Was Not A Corrupt Terrorist, Mr. Bombande

Monday, July 25, 2016
I don rsquo;t know the rationale behind the decision by President John Dramani Mahama to appoint Mr. Emmanuel Habuka Bombande as Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister with scarcely four months before Election 2016 (See ldquo;I rsquo;m NDC, Jesus Christ Was a Social Democrat ndash; Bombande rdquo; ...

Why Not July, For Example?

Monday, July 25, 2016
As I have already noted in a previous column, there is absolutely no stone-etched rationale for Ghana rsquo;s quadrennial general election to have been constitutionally scheduled for December 7 or the first Monday in December, for that matter, knowing fully well that general elections in the Unit ...

Academic Galamsey May Be A Global Practice

Monday, July 25, 2016
Calls for the prohibition of multi-campus teaching by some Ghanaian lecturers and professors are grossly misplaced. And to be certain, the practice may be global in scope, at least as yours truly has been able to observe in Western democratic cultures. And the reasons behind such pedagogical prac ...

Cutting Ghana’s Coat According To America’s Size

Friday, July 22, 2016
Actually, the original caption of this column was ldquo;Cutting Ghana rsquo;s Political Coat According to America rsquo;s Size rdquo;; for the subject at stake here is both literal and metaphorical, and it has to do with the shameless copycatting of things American by the cognitively conflicted ...

Could Sam Okudzeto Be More Condescending Than President Mahama?

Thursday, July 21, 2016
I believe that old maxim goes as follows: ldquo;At the mention of death, old bones begin to shake. rdquo; I could, of course, have Googled to find the precise wording of this maxim; but I am not doing so, because I want everything to flow naturally and as organically as the early morning provoca ...

Kwame Nkrumah Has No Ghana!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I don rsquo;t know who put this farcical notion out there that there was ever any such thing as ldquo;Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah rsquo;s Ghana. rdquo; And so I was quite amused to come across an article in which Mr. Koku Anyidoho, the Deputy General-Secretary of the National Democratic Congress ...

Supreme Court Decision On Zanetor Favors Addison

Monday, July 18, 2016
The clearing of Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings to contest the 2016 parliamentary election, on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), by the Wood Supreme Court, is an untenable travesty of justice (See ldquo;Klottey-Korle Controversy: Supreme Court Clears Zanetor rdquo; Cla ...

Meddling In Hajj Affairs Will Not Help Mahama Retain Flagstaff House

Monday, July 18, 2016
In a speech read on his behalf by Alhaji Abdul Rashid Pelpuo, Minister-in-Charge of Public and Private Partnerships, President John Dramani Mahama is reported to have admonished Muslims bound for the Hajj this year to contribute one-percent of the cost of undertaking the Hajj into something calle ...

Ncce Has No Office Building?

Monday, July 18, 2016
I have already tackled that aspect of the Electoral Commission chair rsquo;s attitude that has attracted quite a flurry of negative attacks, including one from the irrepressibly fractious Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Assin-Central New Patriotic Party rsquo;s Member of Parliament, to the effect ...

Rawlings And The $5 Million Question

Monday, July 18, 2016
I first heard about the late Nigerian military dictator Gen. Sani Abacha rsquo;s having offered Ghana rsquo;s Chairman Jerry John Rawlings the whopping sum of $5 million to promote the former rsquo;s image and reputation abroad some 20 years ago. And so it really beats my imagination how anybody ...

Greenstreet’s Cpp Is Corrupt To The Core

Monday, July 18, 2016
It is a great time to be living outside Ghana, especially if you believe in leadership integrity and the democratic respect for law and order. The foregoing statement pretty much explains the rather curious, albeit all-too-predictable, decision by the leadership of the rump-Convention People rsqu ...
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