Columnist: Michael J.K. Bokor, Ph.D. : 1193 Stories Published

It's High Time Ghana Called For The Removal Of This British High Commissioner Called Jon Benjamin

Thursday, December 29, 2016
By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Thursday, Dec.. 29, 2016 Folks, it is no secret that officials representing their countries 39; interests in other countries worldwide should know where to step so they don 39;t undermine their own integrity, endanger bilateral or multilateral relations, or bring the pr ...

Election 2016 Has Begun: Disturbing Matters Arising

Friday, December 2, 2016
Folks, the glitches that characterized today 39;s quot;Special Voting quot; by personnel of the security services, journalists, and officers of the Electoral Commission to be on duty on the day of general elections (Dec. 7) don 39;t surprise me at all. They are symptomatic of the technical proble ...

The Npp Believes Only What Its Own Agenda Reveals To It

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Folks, there is a lot happening to suggest that the high hopes inflating the NPP camp of an electoral victory in the next few days are mere sand castles mdash;mere gigantic castles in the air. Those building them refuse to see things beyond their noses even as they dig deep into the coffers for more ...

Fidel Castro Stood Tall In Life And Still Does Now In Death

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Folks, a friend of mine sent me a private message, expressing serious concerns at the reaction of quot;Americans quot; to the death of Cuba 39;s Fidel Castro. He was unhappy that the quot;Americans quot; were jubilating instead of feeling sad at the loss of such an illustrious figure. Donald T ...

Electoral Violence Negates Democracy

Sunday, November 27, 2016
In reference to the warning given by the US Embassy in Ghana to US citizens living in Ghana ldquo;to be cautious of their movements around the country as the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections draw nearer rdquo; (See

Backwardness On Full Display At Manhyia

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Folks, those of us who have persistently condemned the kind of quot;masochistic quot; politics that Akufo-Addo is leading the NPP to do toward Election 2016 won 39;t stop saying that the NPP 39;s rogue politics constitutes the danger that will not give Ghana the peace that it needs to develop. ...

On So-called Tribal Politics: President Mahama Said Nothing Wrong And Will Not Apologize To Anybody

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Folks, I have monitored happenings over the past few days regarding the politicking being done toward December 7. There is a lot to suggest that stakes are high and that the NDC and NPP continue to attract more attention than the other contesting parties. The substance of the campaign messages ha ...

Does The Npp Have A Manifesto To Propagate?

Monday, October 31, 2016
Folks, permit me to take on the NPP armada on what I see as its futile campaign of desperation to win Election 2016. Many utterances from its leading officials and their lackeys all over the place maker me wonder whether they know what is at stake and how to go for it. So, what exactly is the NPP as ...

Is Ghana Learning Anything From The United States' Approaches Toward The Presidential Elections?

Friday, October 21, 2016
Folks, there is no doubt that the kind of democracy being practised by the United States has been touted and branded as a model, which explains why the US Establishment is quick to invest itself in quot;exporting quot; that model to other parts of the world and to judge happenings with the yardstic ...

What Will The Asantehene Do Now?

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Folks, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is on record as having sternly warned chiefs in his Asante domain not to openly align themselves with any politician or face his wrath. He was reported as decrying the rush by traditional rulers in some parts of the country to declare support for politici ...

This Is The Incorruptible Akufo-addo For You

Monday, October 17, 2016
Folks, the only claim that seems to be working well for the NPP rsquo;s Akufo-Addo in his campaign to have a third bite at the Presidential pie is that he is neither corrupt nor corruptible. He has trumpeted it all and left a trail for his buffs to hang on to as they project him as a saviour direly ...

The Electoral Commission Has Told Nana Konadu To Go To Hell

Monday, October 17, 2016
Folks, the EC has dug in and reiterated its stance not to rescind its decision regarding the disqualification of Presidential candidates who flouted the electoral law in filing their nomination forms. Aggrieved as these disqualified candidates are, nothing from them to the EC seems to be paving the ...

When Akufo-addo’s Personal Friends Strip Him Naked…

Friday, October 14, 2016
Folks, ever since Steve Malory (Executive Editor of the AfricaWatch magazine) published its lengthy report about the health status of the NPP rsquo;s Akufo-Addo, a lot has issued forth to feed public discourse. We have heard dismissive and condemnatory reactions from the NPP camp to suggest that Mal ...
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