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

We Have Heard This Cheap Talk Before

Monday, July 6, 2015
When I read the report in which he was alleged to have said this, I could only shake my head in knowing amusement of the kind sharply verging on contempt. My people never learn any meaningful lessons from life, or do they? I huffed to myself. This is not the first time that any prominent Ghanaian ...

Akufo-addo Is Caught Between Rock And Steel

Monday, July 6, 2015
Police investigations appear to be proceeding as steadily as most well-meaning Ghanaians sympathetic to the cause of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Mahama Adams family would have it. So far, the Accra magistrate 39;s court handling the case involving the brutal acid-dousing ass ...

Kyerematen-agyarko Cannot Be So Self-righteous

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Mr. Emmanuel Kyerematen-Agyarko, the New Patriotic Party 39;s Member of Parliament for Ayawaso-West Wuogon, is quite right that Mayor Alfred Oko Vanderpuije ought to resign if he firmly believes that he has failed (See quot;If You 39;ve Failed, Resign - MP Charges Mayor quot; MyJoyOnline.co ...

How Dare You, Konadu Rawlings!

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Of all Ghanaians, the least qualified to impugn the citizenship and/or nationality of the newly appointed Chairperson of Ghana 39;s Electoral Commission is former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings. This is a woman who has been married to the first, ever, non-Ghanaian postcolonial dictator- ...

You Bet, Ghana Is Ready For An Rti Law!

Saturday, July 4, 2015
It is heartening to learn that, finally, the Right-To-Information Bill is in the process of being given a second-reading on the august floor of Ghana 39;s parliament (See quot;Ghana Not Ready For RTI - K. T. Hammond quot; Citifmonline.com / Ghanaweb.com 7/4/15). This is a bill that has b ...

Demolitions Must Be Well-thought-out

Friday, July 3, 2015
The massive demolitions reportedly under way in Accra, following the flooding and fuel-fire conflagration that hit the Kwame Nkrumah Circle area of our nation 39;s capital, and cost over two-hundred lives between June 3 and 4 this year, is quite in order, even if it wistfully appears to be ad-ho ...

Don't Be Stupid, Nii Lante!

Friday, July 3, 2015
One begins to wonder about the basis on which people like Nii Lante Vanderpuye got appointed to the junior cabinet portfolio of Deputy Local Government Minister. The man simply reasons and talks like a borderline mental retard. And the sooner President Mahama expelled him from his cabinet and got ...

Is Kojo Bonsu A Serious Mayor?

Thursday, July 2, 2015
I have never met the man and have absolutely no desire of meeting him anytime soon. But by his flurry of flippant public comments and other remarks regarding the best way to keep filth in our cties and townships well under control, the Kumasi mayor does not come across to me as one who was appoin ...

Gba Lawsuit Fights Presidential Cherry-picking

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Predictably, the presidential lapdog, otherwise known as the Minister of Communcations, called it quot;preposterous and absurd. quot; But what is preposterous and absurd was his decision several years ago, together with Mr. Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, now Deputy Education Minister, fully backed by ...

Apologies Are No Substitute For Discipline

Thursday, July 2, 2015
This is the one invitation before the Parliamentary Privileges Committee that would definitely not be out of place. I am here, of course, talking about the savage manhandling of the Municipal Chief Executive Officer for Ga-West, Mr. Sam Atuquaye Quaye, who was reportedly beaten up by some thugs a ...

We Need Both Justice And Electoral Victory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I often like to believe that the leaders of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have greater moral credibility than their counterparts of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). And so I was a little taken aback to hear NPP flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo challenge party m ...

Is President Kufuor Afraid Of Chairman Rawlings?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Following the June 3-4 flash flood and fire outbreak that claimed the lives of some 200 Ghanaians, former President John Agyekum-Kufuor joined hands with TV3 to raise a targeted GHC 10 million in relief support for the victims of the aforementioned disaster (See quot;Blame Recurring Floods On Lack ...

Npp Must Ensure Volta Votes Are Called In Early

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In the lead-up to Election 2016, the movers and shakers of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) ought to ensure that the habitually late calling in of votes from the Volta Region is reversed. The myth, as was recently affirmed by the Volta regional chairman of the ruling National Democra ...
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