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

Funny President Mahama

Sunday, April 19, 2015
I hope Mr. Mahama does not really intend to follow up on his State-of-the-Nation Address' threat to return the ill-gotten properties of the erstwhile Nkrumah-led Convention People's Party (CPP) regime. During a courtesy call on him by the members of the so-called Council-of-Elders of the rump-CPP ...

Rather Bizarre But Quite Pedestrian

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Having been away from state side for some three decades now, I got to know about the man Daniel Obinim through the inspirational gospel songs of his wife, Mrs. Florence Obinim. And then the next thing I heard about the youthful prelate was his alleged mauling of a fellow discussant on a radio tal ...

As Jonathan Goes, So Goes Mahama

Friday, April 17, 2015
I haven't heard from Benin Republic's President Yayi Boni, the foremost Bad Boy of West African Politics, and the man who teamed up with other cynical associates, including former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo (I don't know what this old fat cat thinks of the fast friendship between Dr. Goodl ...

Obituary: World-class Wrestling Legend Kofi Kingston Loses Sister

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Atumpan News Agency The death of Nana Akua Pokuaa Sarkodie-Mensah (alias Kiya), was reported in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 24, 2015. She was 25 years old and was the younger sibling and only sister of world-famous professional wrestler Kofi Kingston, known in private life as Mr. Kofi ...

Has President-elect Buhari Learned Any Meaningful Lessons

Monday, April 13, 2015
He is, perhaps, the most knowledgeable political journalist on the Ghanaian media landscape presently. Still, I strongly beg to differ with New Crusading Guide Editor-Publisher Mr. Malik Kweku Baako that going into the March 2015 general election, Nigerians were presented with two bad pres ...

Dr. Amoako-baah Hails Dr. Danquah

Monday, April 13, 2015
It is a flagrant act of dishonesty when Ghanaians like Prof. Agyeman-Badu Akosa, who ought to know better, are able to look their fellow citizens in the eye and vacuously assert that the country's woes began in the wake of the overthrow of the Nkrumah-led Convention People's Party (CPP) - (See 'Ghan ...

Nkrumah Was Ill-prepared To Lead And Govern Ghana

Sunday, April 12, 2015
At the Independence-Day Debate, held at the Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT in Accra recently, Dr. Richard Amoako-Baah said all the right and factual things vis-a-vis why Ghana is in the Stygian mess in which we find ourselves presently. Nevertheless, as was to be expected, the fanatical ...

Forget About Community Boarding Schools, Now!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
On a recent tour of the East-Nzema district of the Western Region, President John Dramani Mahama was reported to have promised to eventually add boarding facilities to some of the 200 projected senior high schools he promised to build across the country during his 2012 electioneering campaign (Se ...

Yes And No, Mr. Kufuor!

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The decision by a remarkable number of young prominent media operatives and other young professionals to throw their hats in the ring, in the lead-up to Election 2016, ought to come as good news to Ghanaians on the lookout for competent and progressive personalities among the membership of our Na ...

Nasty Vigilante "pressure" Groups

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The decision by two members of the vigilante political activist group, Inside Ghana, to sue Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for nearly GHC 1 million for allegedly keeping two state-owned SUV 39;s for some 19 months after leaving office is fascinatingly bizarre (See 'Akufo-Addo Sued Over Out-of-Offic ...

Mr. Mahama Should Investigate This

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Whether this is true or not, I cannot tell, though I have absolutely no reason to believe that it is not. I am hereby, of course, referring to the Adomonline.com news report that at least 20 Ghanaians have been detained by Kuwaiti authorities for apparently criminal activities, including prostitu ...

It Is "pro-feminist," Not Pro-feminine, Policy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Inspite of its semanticistic caption, this article is not about semantics or the proper use of language in the political context which constitutes the subject of this column. It is purely about the assessment of an otherwise savvy political strategy gone awry. And that, of course, regards the dec ...

On Al-shabab, America Has A Bounden Obligation

Monday, April 6, 2015
Thursday, April 2nd's genocidal attacks on students at Kenya's Garissa University ought to send an unmistakable signal of the imperative need for the United States and its allies to intervene and take charge of Kenya's security apparatus, if the situation in that East African economic powerhouse ...
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