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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.

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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.

    INCORRENCE AT THE TOP OF THE NPP ABOUT 'PROJECT GHANA' PORTEND CHAOS.

     The taped tribally biased comments of Osarfo Marfo, former Minster of Finance and Sports under President Kufuor generated a level of public response that will go down as one of a few.

    Affirmative Action Fiasco

     Akufo-Addo Not A Leader

    So Akuffo Addo could not apply breaks but overshot the runway?

     Just last Monday the 13th of April, 2015 I wrote a piece under the heading "Can president Mahama's hands be tied?". In that piece, I raised issues with the calls on the president on the need to widely consult before appointing a new chairman for the Electoral Commission.

    MY LITTLE INPUT AS BAWUMIA IS OUT ON THE RESTORATION OF TEACHER TRAINEE ALLOWANCES. JUST SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES

     I went to town soliciting for authentic information that would guarantee me the opportunity to explain issues better for the understanding of all. It might not be a pleasant piece, but I think it is worth reading just so we can all argue on the content.

    IMF, A GENUINE PARTNER OR AN EXPLOITER: LET US WORK TOGETHER TO WEAN GHANA OUT OF IT

    For decades, Ghana has been entangled in the complex IMF and other western financial institution's web that it has very little to write home about. Between June 1995 and October 2006, Ghana had three arrangements with IMF under various disguise phrases such as Enhance Structural Adjustment Facility and Poverty and Growth facility.

    NPP needs to stop their act of Constitutional Vandalism.

     Am I missing something in our politics? Since the advent of the 4th Republican Constitution, if my memory serves me right, I can't remember  any major issue where all the  parties particularly NDC and NPP had reached a consensus.

    CAN PRESIDENT MAHAMA'S HANDS BE TIED?

     I have pondered many times and have nearly given up on writing this piece. I have really wanted to push the thoughts aside as they came. But it appears I have no other option than to sit and put this together.