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TALENSI MATTERS, THE BACK TRACKING

 As a young man who loves listening, analysing and writing, the outcome of the Talensi by-election, events before and after cannot escape my attention.

PROF. J.E.A MILLS' LIFE, AN INSPIRATION

 This week we celebrate the passing of an icon that walked the surface of this earth Professor John Evans Atta Mills. 

I have known Professor Mills from a distance. Indeed, young then, I did not take much notice of him in the year 2000 when he contested for the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

NDC UK & IRELAND CHAPTER congratulates B T Baba and the people of Talensi.

The NDC UK and Ireland Chapter congratulates BT Baba for a landslide victory in the Talensi By-elections. We also wish to commend the people for their conduct before, during and after the elections. They have indeed demonstrated once again to the world that democracy has been entrenched in our society.

Enough Has become Enough. Nana Addo Must Go!

 The responsibilities of the rest of the executives. Winning requires unity and hard work. Currently, I don’t see Let me start this article with quotations by some prominent men in the New Patriotic Party. The quotes were made just before the Talensi by-elections on July 7, 2015

THE MENTALITY WE MUST BE ASHAMED OF AND CHANGE IF WE MUST MOVE FORWARD IN A BETTER WAY.

 I have had the privilege of speaking to some compatriots living outside the shores of Ghana and I got a bit amazed at what they narrated to me. They travelled to meet cities that have already been established. Cities that have occupants who obey the structures so established many years ago.

Enough Has become Enough. Nana Addo Must Go!

 Let me start this article with quotations by some prominent men in the New Patriotic Party. The quotes were made just before the Talensi by-elections on July 7, 2015

LESSONS TO BE TO LEARNT FROM TALENSI BY-ELECTION.

 The people of Talensi have spoken and so far it appears the various political parties and actors have accepted the political will of the people of Talensi, save some few excuses by some actors why the electorates voted the way they did.

Please, Hold Nana Akufo-Addo Responsible Too!

In the NPP today, the only “god” in it who has never made any mistakes at all and done anything wrong is Nana Akufo-Addo. He is responsible for anything good that happened in the NPP but has no hand in anything bad that is happening to the party. If you dare hold Nana Addo responsible for anything bad in the NPP, you will get people tearing you up like you are the biggest fool on earth. Meanwhile, that is the main problem in the party and that is pushing the party slowly to another election defeat in 2016.

THE APPOINTMENT OF THE EC CHAIRMAN, ARE WE AT OUR USUAL BEST?

 The president had appointed a new Chairman for the Electoral Commission in  accordance with Article 70(2) of the 1992 Constitution which states: "The President shall, acting on the advice of the Council of State, appoint the Chairman, Deputy Chairmen, and other members of the Electoral Commission."

What happened To The GHC 2.29m NPP’s Prudential Bank Loan?

 There was a report on peacefmonline.com on May 28, 2015 and I will quote the whole paragraph for you. “At the end of this month if we are unable to pay bank the GHC 2.00m loan we took from Prudential Bank, they would take over our headquarters. It is on record that Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta signed that loan but we don’t know what he used the money for.

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK- CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM IN GHANA

View photo in message The signing of Child Protection Compact(CPC) partnership between the governments of Ghana  and the U.S. should be hailed, as it is yet another milestone in our attempt to protect and safeguard vulnerable children in our society.

The NPP Is A Terrible Political Party

 I can say on authority that the New Patriotic Party is a terrible political party. The reason I say this is that, the NPP took Ghana to the Supreme Court and wasted all of our time for 8 good months. At the end of the day, the very reasons why they took Ghana to the Supreme Court were all seen in their just ended parliamentary elections. 

“Nana Akufo-Addo Will Be A Terrible President”

The above quote was from former NPP Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development in the Kuffour administration, Hon. Maxwell Kofi Jumah. He confirmed on Asempa FM on June 11, 2015 that he actually said it and the voice on the tape was in fact his.

We are back here again

Leakages experienced during examinations are a worry. Compromising a paper before it is written is an issue that must be a concern to all. 

Annual floods in Accra: An engineering failure

 An environmental economist has said that any effort at curtailing the perennial flooding in Accra will yield very little result if the deficiency in the construction of the Odaw drains is left unresolved.

In the spirit of the June 4 Revolution we stand strong

 The revolution shall not die! On this occasion of 36th anniversary June 4 uprising, I salute all my fellow Cadres, comrades and all those who have held on to the spirit of the revolution: probity, integrity, accountability and social justice. The June 4 Revolution, irrespective of how you view it, gave hope to our country Ghana and its institutions at the time.

NPP'S ATTEMPT TO REWRITE THE CONCEPT OF RULE OF LAW.

Displaying image1.jpeg In the last couple of weeks the unfolding events within the NPP

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  • POLITICAL LEADERSHIP GOES BEYOND BEING IN GOVERNMENT

     With a heavy heart, I put this piece together, a piece after my last week's article under the heading "after politics, what next for a country?".

    Mahama's ECOWAS impact and legacy; An observation

    Mahama's ECOWAS impact and legacy; An observation Ghana has had three presidents chairing the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the 40-year history of the sub-regional bloc.  

    Who Is The Leader Of The New Patriotic Party?

     The death of Adams Mahama (May his soul rest in perfect peace) the Upper East Regional Chairman of the NPP has further exposed two of the many cracks in the NPP. They are the leadership crisis and the misuse of mandate. Let’s be serious for once and ask a very important question. Who is the Leader of the New Patriotic Party as you read this article?

    AFTER ELECTIONS WHAT NEXT FOR A COUNTRY?

     This has been a cause of worry for me as an individual and a democrat who understands that elections are one of the major ways to define democracy.

    REGIONALISM IN CONTEMPORARY POLITICS IN GHANA

     In politics, regionalism is a political ideology that focuses on the interests of a particular region or group of regions. The regionalists seeks to increase the power and influence of their regions in order to achieve their goals.

    Lessons to be learnt from the UK's electoral system

    The winners of the recent UK's general elections have been confirmed and all parties have accepted the results, except two 'Akuffo Addos' of UK politics: George Galloway of The Respect Party and Nigel Farage of The UKIP who are contesting the results in Bradford Central Constituency and South Thanet Constituency respectively. 

    MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES, WORKS AND HOUSING

     Government remains committed to pumping significant investment into the country’s utility companies to ensure the delivery of quality and reliable service. A lot has been said about the investments in the energy sector by way of expanding Generation capacity to 5000MW by 2016.

    Disorganised and Divided Opposition is Not Fit For Purpose

     The role of the opposition in constitutionalising governance and promoting good governance is well supported by empirical evidence. However, there are exceptions to this rule, particularly when the opposition is disorganised and has unconstitutional habits. Yes, Hon. Fredy Blay has the right to convene an emergency meeting in the absence of NPP's national Chairman, Paul Afoko.

    ALLOW THEM TO GIVE MEANING TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH

     I think is about time we take issues with issues raised by all these people commenting on the leadership style of the president His Excellency John Dramani Mahama. 

    The Significance of UK's Political Dynamics to Politics in Ghana

     The opinion polls for next Thursday's UK general elections are indicating a hung parliament, in other words no party can win clear majority to form a government on its own. The Scottish National party(SNP) had made it clear they will never enter into any form of alliance or coalition with the Conservative party because of their ideological differences, but they will consider entering into alliance or collaboration with the Labour Party,  if the terms are good.

    A FEW THINGS YOU MUST KNOW WHILE POSITIONING YOURSELF TO TAKE UP LEADERSHIP POSITION

     It is inherent to note that schools of thoughts hold strong views on how leaders emerge. While some are of the view that leaders are born, others think leaders are made. 

    LESSON FROM XENOPHOBIC ATTACK IN SOUTH AFRICA: YOU CANNOT RIDE ON TRIBAL POLITICS TO POWER

     We must all be worried when it appears some politicians are unrepentant in making unreasoned and deadly political comments that put our lives in great danger. Despite the total condemnation of Osafo Marfo's tribal comments, Nana Akufo Addo has again endorsed such uncivilised comment.