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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.

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.

BUILDING AND SUSTAINING PEACE

 I have struggled over the period to come to terms with the discussions that have bombarded our ears as well as the airwaves over the past week. 

Initially, we were made to believe some South African citizens came into the country upon an invitation by a private security company and are to help train the security personnel of the said company.

Deportation of SA ex-cops in breach of rule of law - Ayikoi Otoo. REALLY ?

 

In common law jurisdictions like ours, the procedure for the conduct of criminal case is 'adversarial'  procedure  in which the parties are responsible for preparing their case and collecting their evidence. At the trial of the case in court, the parties' lawyers will present their clients' arguments in a sort of contest before a Judge or jury.

Obinim TV, others taken off air

Bishop Daniel Obinim The National Communication Authority, NCA has taken off the screens, Obinim TV (OB TV) channel owned by controversial ‘Bishop’ Daniel Obinim.

NPPs gross disrespect for national institutions must stop

Throughout its history the NPP has always seen itself as superior to various national institutions. It's current leadership, however, has taken it to another level by showing total disrespect for national institutions. Let me start by stating the obvious that Ghana's constitution and laws supersede those of any political party and you would expect those who tout themselves as legal luminaries to know better. 

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 What is happening around town? I couldn't dream the whole of last week even though I could imagine a lot of activities taking place in the realm of the dreams I refused to dream. 

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? CHECK IT OUT ABOUT THAT NPP PIGMY -- AKUFO ADDO.

 Columnist: Lawrence Appiah-Osei

SOME SEARCHING QUESTIONS ABOUT AKUFO ADDO AND BAWUMIA

 On 7th November 2016 the people of Ghana expect to see the face of Akufo Addo on the ballot box on the NPP' ticket. Bawumia's face will not be there.

PRIVILEGES OF THE RULING, WHAT OF THE RULED?

The subject of privileges accorded members of parliament had been an issue that had lingered on the minds of many. To proceed, let me emphasis some confusion that might arise out of the title of this article. The ruling are not only about those in the executive, but all who are part of decision making are part of this class of individuals including members of parliament as they review policies of the executive and take decision on behalf of their constituents.

STATE OF THE NATION, THE PERSPECTIVE

Once again, a constitutional requirement was fulfilled and the president stood before the House of Parliament to deliver the State of the Nation Address.