John Dramani Mahama

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Jan 2nd, 2014
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor My good friends, we are in 2014—and what immediately dominates the news scene is the slew of utterances from the NPP quarters. For all that these utterances suggest, I think that they give me an indication of what lies ahead. For sure, the anti-Mahama politics won’t abate. B...
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Dec 22nd, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, I have for many years now been insisting that the Ministry of Information (in its former and current configurations with the addition of “Media Relations” to its name) is irrelevant to the contemporary Ghanaian system of governance. I have also called for ...
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Dec 18th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor The headlines screamed: “Mahama reviews performance of Ministers”, and we were informed that President Mahama has started an appraisal and review exercise of the performance of his Ministers. The appraisal is being done by a policy unit set up by President John Mahama at the...
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Dec 18th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Fellow Ghanaians, President Mahama has said something worth unpacking to cast in the proper perspective the reality of the Ghanaian situation. And why it is difficult to move the country forward. He says that “Ghanaians have a very short memory,” which makes them easily forg...
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Dec 9th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Folks, one major pitfall in our contemporary politics is that the Executive branch, as constructed under the 1992 Constitution is too over-rated. A major drawback of our constitutional democracy is the enormous powers vested in the President by the 1992 Constitution, especia...
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Nov 7th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Wednesday, November 6, 2013 I open this opinion piece with the bold statement that good governance calls for teamwork and strategy!! The diverse responses to how a Presidential Staffer (Stan Dogbe) and a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations (Felix Kwakye-Ofosu)...
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Nov 5th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Folks, I am more than concerned at the manner in which President Mahama and his appointees are conducting government business through cyberspace. At least, everything is confirmed by the fact that the most preferred medium for reacting to the charge...
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Nov 5th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor Monday, November 4, 2013 Folks, Dr. Tony Aidoo, Head of Policy, Evaluation and Oversight Unit at the Presidency, is out again, raising his concerns of neglect to a higher notch for public attention. He is reported to be demanding answers from the government regarding the sta...
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Oct 14th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor It seems that at each juncture of the political twists and turns, the NDC’s fate is always predetermined. We know the history behind it. Despite all the orchestrations by its arch-rivals and the head-butting going on within it between the numerous interest groups (pro-Rawlin...
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Oct 14th, 2013
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor My good friends, I will stick my neck out to say that the NDC’s main problem is not how it chooses its flagbearer or how to win political power. It is how to use that political power to silence its bitter opponents. That is why I am torn between fully […]...