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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.

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?

RE: SERBIAN TRAINERS FOR THE NEW PATRIOTIC PARTY (NPP)

 The attention of the office of the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Paul Afoko, has been drawn to comments by Kweku Baako on Peace FM's Kokrokoo programme last Wednesay(27/4/2016) morning, to the effect that Mr. Afoko knew of the training programme for some category of party officers that was handled by some Serbian nationals who had come into Ghana allegedly at the behest of the NPP.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WISH VEEP H.E. AMISSAH ARTHUR 64TH BIRTHDAY

 Young Professionals join the many loving friends and well-wishers across the world to wish the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Amissah Arthur a happy birthday.

You have been a blessing to this country as a vice president. Your demeanor and fortitude has projected your personality as a peace loving individual in our political dispensation.

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 Yes I had a call which interrupted the earlier narrative. I was called to pick up some records for my attention.

DELIVERING ON THE PEOPLE'S MANDATE

 "Stephen, Mahama is doing well. I saw the Legon Hospital on television before leaving home for work today. I must say he is really doing well". This was what an NPP member who remains a colleague said to me on the 15th of April 2016. Then I asked, "why then would you vote against him when you just admitted he is doing well?".

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 Well well well, after all, all hope is not lost in the Ghanaian economy. To the extent that Ghanaians are seen to be wealthy, to the extent that they are being relied upon for campaign funds, to the extent that they believe in the Ghanaian of today to rescue the party from its financial quagmire, my boss has not performed poorly. 

AN OPEN BOOK! WHO WILL OPEN THE BOOK?

 In the word achievement are two extremes. Less achieved and more achieved. In between, there is the need to measure who had achieved more and who had achieved less. On the pendulum is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP). 

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 I returned to my dreams yesterday and picked the phone I left on charge the last time. How to step into the realm of the living with the phone is something I am thinking about.

GOING INTO 2016, THE JOURNEY TO FLAGSTAFF

 Upon a reflection on the past, and a look at the present, the future becomes a little bit predictable. However, in politics, 24 hours to an election can make the future projections obsolete and superfluous. 

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Last week was an interesting week, and even more interesting was the previous week. I was eager to enter my dreams and carry the president's phone and to see what was happening.