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

Come On, "soli" Is Bold-faced Bribery!

Saturday, November 29, 2014
The patently unethical practice of offering money to journalists covering social and cultural events in Ghana was firmly entrenched some three decades ago, when I departed the country for the United States. And I personally witnessed several instances of soli payments. Now, I dont know the ori ...

Fire Workers And Replace Them With Whom?

Friday, November 28, 2014
Henry Herbert Lartey is an interesting character, if also because whenever he weighs in on any public controversy or debate, it has almost invariably been to make a complete nuisance of himself. His latest contribution to the debate on the raging impasse between the Mahama-led government of the N ...

Throw Stones Wisely, "disco-christo Boy"

Friday, November 28, 2014
One of the rump-Convention Peoples Party r-CPP malcontents came after me the other day. At least that was what I figured he supposed himself to be doing. This time around, even as the disgruntled chap had done numerous times in the past, he officiously presumed to expose what Mr. Disco-Christo ...

Public Housing Ought Not Be Free

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Justice Emile Shorts call for the scrapping of the age-old policy of free accommodation for civil and public servants, ought not be confused with the all-too-healthy policy of the governments bounden obligation to providing publicly owned housing facilities for essential public workers like do ...

Government, Not Opposition, Should Provide Solutions

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Precisely what Employment and Labor Relations Minister Haruna Iddrisu means when he calls on Nana Akufo-Addo to provide alternative solutions to the ongoing labor disturbances is not clear, particularly since Mr. Iddrisu does not indicate in his remarks lashing back at Ghanas main opposition lea ...

Mere Allegations Or A Fait Accompli?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I have always contended that our leaders are not nearly half as intelligent and foresighted as they would have the rest of us believe. In this instance, the reference is to the widely alleged rumor that the Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Ghana Petroleum Corporation GNPC, Mr. Alexander Mou ...

Trust Me, Dr. Boamah, Only Nayelegate Can Win The "drug Politics" War

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
He definitely is right on the money, when Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah caustically declares that the key players of the main opposition New Patriotic Party NPP cannot win an electioneering campaign war based on the politics of drug-trafficking in the lead-up to the 2016 general election See NPP Ca ...

Mahama And Ndc Impunity Must Be Stopped!

Monday, November 24, 2014
We must all line up behind the decision by the three New Patriotic Party NPP Members of Parliament to sue the head of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation GNPC - or is it Ghana National Petroleum Authority GNPA? - for contracting a nearly one-billion-dollar loan facility with a German f ...

Your Mother, Sister And Daughter, Not Your Wife, Sir!

Sunday, November 23, 2014
He says he wouldnt mind having his wife hanged or publicly stoned, the Sharia Way, if she were to be brought up on charges of adultery See I Wont Mind If My Wife Is Stoned To Death Or Hanged For Adultery - Daboya MP Starrfmonline.com / Ghanaweb.com 11/15/14. And, interestingly, Mr. Nelson A ...

Omane-boamah's Provocative Subterfuge Will Not Work

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Literally caught with its pants down and all, the evidently shameless Mahama government operatives are desperately thrashing about, hoping against hope that, somehow, the clear evidence of apparent official involvement in the Nayele Ametefe Scandal can simply be denied and/or facilely wished away ...

Gja's Disappointment Is Irrelevant

Sunday, November 23, 2014
The decision by the management of Graphic Communications Group Limited GCGL, publishers of Ghanas Daily Graphic, to relieve the Asante Regional Editor of the paper of his post is both laudable and all too appropriate See GJA Disappointed at Graphic Over Kenus Dismissal Citifmonline.com 11/ ...

Did You Have A Cut In Nayelegate, President Mahama?

Saturday, November 22, 2014
The quality of Ghanaian journalism, in general, may not be what it is presently, but it is definitely not for the reason cited by President John Dramani Mahama in the wake of the Heathrow Airport arrest of Ms. Nayele Ametefe, on November 10, for the latters possession of 12.5 kgs of commercial- ...

Don't Be Silly, Bawumia Critics!

Friday, November 21, 2014
In composition and rhetoric, or rhetoric speech and composition, there is something called Register. The latter refers to the context, or environment, which invariably determines the content and diction of the message of any speaker and/or writer. Politicians like Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as we ...
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