Ashanti Region

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor President John Mahama has announced his first ministerial reshuffle barely a month after appointing them into office. Here is the change: 1. The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, moves to the Central Region. 2. The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 20th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor At long last, we now know what the NPP will go to the Supreme Court for. The party’s General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, has enumerated three reliefs that the party will seek: The number of votes stolen for President Mahama to be deducted and those deducted from Nana Ak...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 19th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Gradually, the NPP leaders and the party’s supporters have boxed themselves into a tight corner. Perhaps, they have counted too much self-confidence and misplaced trust in prominent personalities, including the Asantehene, Osei Tutu II, to advance their parochial political c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 3rd, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor As we inch toward Election Day this Friday, some extra-ordinary events have begun happening to provide some comic relief. Forget about the Hassan Ayariga antics and turn to this latest one, reported by Sammi Wiafe, Citi News reporter in Kumasi: “… Akufo-Addo took a tumble wh...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 30th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Efforts by the Asantehene, the Ghana Peace Council, and others that culminated into the signing of the Kumasi Peace Pact by flagbearers of the various political parties contesting next Friday’s general elections are commendable. The events leading to this accord clearly port...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 30th, 2012
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Those criticizing President Mahama’s “Thank Your Tours” to the regions as “abuse of incumbency” seem to have too much time and too little to do. I see nothing wrong with the regional tours nor do I consider them as an instance of abuse of incumbency. Who are these critics to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 29th, 2012
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Is President John Evans Atta Mills the re-incarnated Sanni Abacha of Nigeria (2)? The Ga Mantse Saga: The NDC has made it abundantly clear that it will have nothing to do with the current Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Tawiah 111 because he has not been gazetted. But this falls flat in the face of glaring [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2012
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bo Quansah Anytime I hear or read about Presidential submissions of providing leadership, my blood pressure rises. It is because this head of state has perfected the art of preaching peace, when people around him are preparing for war. I find it very difficult to conceptualize what Prof. John Evans A...
By benim
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Jul 26th, 2011
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The view is widely held among economists and laymen alike that governments in third-world countries are justified in resorting to borrowing to address the heavy infrastructural deficiencies in such countries. For this reason, even third-world governments formed by right-wing parties that normally bel...
By benim
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May 13th, 2011
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A total of 179 people died of the malaria disease in the Ashanti Region, last year, Dr Aaron Offei, the Regional Director of Health Services, has said. This showed a significant rise in the number of deaths, compared with the 2009 figure of 169. He said available records also indicated that hospital ...