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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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 We're just returning from Sunyani our manifesto launch, and I must say the love is deep. Looking at the unity among our elected officials, the cohesion, the enthusiasm and the determination to retain power, coupled with the unity of the rank and file of our party, one is not lost at admiring the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

DEVELOPING A NATION IN THE CONTEXT OF A POLITICAL ECONOMY

Political economy is the study of production and trade and their links with custom, government and law. It is the study and use of how economic theory and methods influence and develop different social and economic systems, such as capitalism, socialism and communism, and it analyzes how public policy is created and implemented.

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Political promises are on the rise as another opportunity has presented itself for some politicians to engage in unethical politics. Once the opportunity has come, electorates must be on the look for unscrupulous politicians who would want to trick them. 

THE CHURCH AND POLITICS

The Church is expected to be the moral fibre of our society. It is expected to be the last resort that checks the behaviour of people in authority as well as enjoined by the good Book to help shape the vision of such people in authority. The Church is populated with many individuals who belong to various political parties, share various political opinions as well as those who are apolitical. 

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Gradually the campaign momentum is picking. And as usual, even before manifestos are launched, politicians are up on the roofs with promises, some of which sounds real with others that sound clearly like scam.

PLAYING THE VICTIM AFTER MANY YEARS OF INSULTS

I personally had taken interest in politics in my country for quite sometime. I have been involved in many political activities over the years, and had kept participating in the processes that led to the election of presidents of my country Ghana for sometime now. To put it simply, I have been a political watcher who was keen on political leadership offered followers of the various political parties.

PLAYING THE VICTIM AFTER MANY YEARS OF INSULTS

I personally had taken interest in politics in my country for quite sometime. I have been involved in many political activities over the years, and had kept participating in the processes that led to the election of presidents of my country Ghana for sometime now. To put it simply, I have been a political watcher who was keen on political leadership offered followers of the various political parties.

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 Since the release of the 25th edition on Monday 22nd August, 2016, I felt reluctant keeping the President's phone away from me because of certain behaviours in our society that were rearing their funny heads. I knew sooner than later, i would have no option than to release some episodes outside my normal mode of operation. And true to my conviction, we have arrived here.

GHANA CANNOT BE DEVELOPED IN A VACUUM

View photo in message The development of Ghana has taken many dimensional discussions.

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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.