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Achievements of the “Incompetent” President

Mensah Dekportor, the writer Dr. Bawumia and a host of NPP officials have recently resorted to negative and insulting language in their references to President Mahama as their main political message to Ghanaians going into election 2016.

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Displaying FB_IMG_1469357741519.jpgDisplaying FB_IMG_1469357741519.jpg So it's already four years since the passing of a gentle and a humble soul Professor J.E.A. Mills. How time flies! Oh! How it was that the weather would never miss an opportunity of reminding us of its nature on that day the 24th of July 2012.

YOU CAN'T RISK NOT TELLING THE STORY

 The journey of governance is an interesting one. One that requires work, progress, achievements and narrations. Governance is a continuous exercise that must be assessed as such. One administration takes over from the other.

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 Man taya but how for do am. Having returned from somewhere in Ghana on a political engagement, and having gathered some information, and having the privilege of handling the President's phone and sitting before Hon. Eric Opoku the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, and taking lessons from him, and having been more convinced of the record of the president as part of an engagement with my team, I couldn't have been tired.

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 The victory of the NPP is coming again!

And the people say, ehe  dzɔ bɔdɔɔɔɔ!

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 The President's tour of the Ashanti Region was remarkable and spectacular. The reception was massive and gargantuan in nature.

Yes, a mandate was given based on a promise for which the president was elected. It was appropriate in that light to go back to the people to show so far, the deliverables on the mandate given.

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 I kept wondering what to write today. Then I kept scanning through my thoughts. Then many issues kept running in my mind. To choose to dwell on two major issues may be too boring. Yet, I knew they are still going to be part of our discussions this week because some people wish it so. Then I knew it all feeds into a perception that would eventually result in some established references in the future.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA NUISANCE YOU CANNOT IGNORE

 I arrived at this topic knowing very well the significance of social media in our contemporary society, culture and politics. I regarded the medium as a nuisance not in its explicit state, but as is seen by those who have never regarded its impact in their lives and on society at large.

ATTACKS ON EC AND JUDICIARY; AN ATTACK ON DEMOCRACY

 Ghana has defined three strategic arms of government to advance its course of democracy and to establish the practices of same.

The judiciary remains one important arm of government as an arbiter and the last resort. Where citizens fail to trust their hopes in the judiciary to deliver justice to them, the nation grinds to its knees. We cannot risk it.

ACCOUNTING TO THE PEOPLE

 Accounting to the people is quite an important exercise in the governance of today. This enables the accountability process to take a new turn. 

The exercise, aside affording the opportunity to commission completed projects well as to start the process of new projects, also presents an opportunity to ascertain first hand information of new challenges facing the people.

RESPECT THE WOMAN, SHE MADE YOU

 Women have always and shall always remain a strong pillar in the race of humanity. Women have since creation, given meaning to human life.

In the Good Book, it has been established that a man shall be the head of the house. However, the tail has not been determined. A clear indication that man does not have the power to assume status not ascribed to him.

VOTER, BEWARE

 The legal term, caveat emptor, meaning, buyer beware would pass a stretch at this crucial moment of our national life as we inch closer to elections to mean, voter beware.

216 FACTORIES, THE CRITICAL ASSESSMENT

 It might appear as if the practice of politics cannot be done on the basis of ethics. Ethics are those things that measure the rightness or wrongness of an action, the basis upon which one can classify an act as either ethical or unethical.

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The past week ended on a sad note amidst the media gang against the president. While some mourn with His Excellency, others were busily prosecuting a well orchestrated scheme intended to chip into the solid character of the president. 

Car gift exposé very ‘poor’ attempt to malign Mahama – Apaak

Clement Apaak Presidential Staffer111 The exposé concerning President John Mahama’s acceptance of a Ford Expedition from a Burkinabe contractor is a shabby attempt to sully his image and reputation, presidential staffer Dr Clement Apaak has said.

MAHAMA, AN INFANT BRIBE RECEIVER PRESUMABLY

A BITE AT MANY

 Quite unusual to box many issues together in a single article. Many a time, it is important to focus on a single idea and to drive home a single point forcefully. 

However, the relevance of these issues I intend addressing, although some may linger for a long time to come, may be lost on many especially that we have come to always forget issues when they come up.

Mahama tours Greater Accra to 'Account to the people'

 President John Dramani Mahama has started a tour of Greater Accra with the "Accounting to the People" tour.

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"Trump is dangerously incoherent". That was how Hillary Clinton described her contender for the slot of leadership of the Republican's party in the United State of America. Quite striking. Especially that this model remains a model for many young democracies.

HYPODERMIC NEEDLE OR LIMITED EFFECT, A BEARING ON IGP'S TAKE

 This article is motivated by the comments of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Patrick Kudalor to the effect that citizens may be restricted access to Social Media platforms on elections day if it becomes necessary to do so, and some comments that came thereafter.

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 So I took time to monitor events in relation to the astronomic increase in electricity tariffs. I recognised the loud pain that the people of Ghana went through over that period. Indeed, the pain of Ghanaians in that regard, I can say is the pain of my boss the President.

AFRICAN UNION AND INTERNAL POLITICS

 I have had a difficulty combining these very important topics into this single write-up with much difficulties in compressing thoughts on these broad areas that are of much interest to me.

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Oooo who is even calling this number at this very moment koraaaa? Ahhhh I think I know the person but I won't pick now because I have to respond to some pending messages. 

And the ring tone, just perfect for the moment. ....... boys abrɛ ...... boys abrɛ..... boys abrɛ. Ampa boys abrɛ ama David Asante nsu abrɛ bi.

THE PULPIT AND POLITICS

 This article may yet prove to be another difficult one for me. Difficult not because I would have lacked the ideas to express my personal views on the subject, but rather, difficult because of the person involved.

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 I couldn't understand Dr. Pink Sheet this time round. Dr Sheet says the Minister of Finance had locomoted some $250 million into some private bank in Ghana for the purpose of financing the campaign of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Arthur K takes on Africawatch, Kweku Baako and Paul Afoko

 I have followed the exchanges between Kweku Baako and the Afoko team since the magazine published its interview with the NPP Chair.

They're at it again making a fool of themselves and disturbing Her Majesty's peace

 I read with total dismay, an article that was hurriedly written and laden with erroneous information from start to finish about a group of disgruntled Ghanaians planning a demonstration against one of the most admirable Presidents of our time anywhere in the world.

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 This past week had been interesting. Eeeeee, the SA3 paper had landed in town as Opana had grabbed a decorated doctorate of law degree. Unfortunately, these kinds of certificates do not qualify one to practice as a lawyer. 

This cannot set aside the long standing demands for him to show his law certificate to the general public.

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 I had to go and pick the President's phone were I left it on the Baobab tree far away in my village some 5 hours journey by road from Accra. This time round, due to the urgency with which I needed the phone to place some calls, I decided to call for the presidential helicopter to quicken my journey. After all, it is the President's phone I was going to pick so some of these privileges can be accorded me.

BAWUMIA GOOFED BIG TIME AS HE SHOWCASES HIS IGNORANCE IN GHANA'S HISTORY

The type of ticket Bawumia is asking for was voted for by Ghanaians between 2001 and 2008. What change did we see in the treatment of Muslims?