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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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 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. 

ONE YEAR TO PENSION, THE STATE GHANA

 When he stood on the podium 59 years ago and declared Ghana independent and proceeded to add "our independence is meaningless unless it's linked to the total liberation of the African continent", he had a vision.

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 I sat quietly holding the president's phone in my hands. I had wanted to make a few calls, but, the messages that were coming in were overwhelming. This virtually made it difficult for me to attempt to dial a number.

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 Well, it was the president of Guinea Bissau that called to confirm his participation in the 59th Independence Day celebration. In his confirmation message, he added, "Ghana and Guinea Bissau had remained friends for a very long time, and this presents another opportunity to show to the world how far we have grown our relationship among the two countries".

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 So I set off to town to look at the progress of some of the major investments my government is making in the capital city as well. 

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 I gallantly stepped into the realm of dream last night. In the dream, I had a call on the president's phone handed to me a couple of days ago.

THE ARROGANT SERVANT THAT THREATENS THE MASTER

When a servant begins threatening his master to be allowed to serve, there is need to raise eyebrows. There is the need to be suspicious of the latent motive for that force. 

Appeal Court unanimously dismisses state's challenge to Woyome's acquittal

Appeal Court unanimously dismisses state's challenge to Woyome's acquittal The Court of Appeal has in a unanimous decision dismissed the state's challenge of Alfred Agbesi Woyome's acquittal.

Nana Akufo Addo Got 47.74% Votes In 2012. Do We Know Why?

 Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party got 47.74% votes in 2012 during the Presidential elections. Do we sincerely know why? This same person got 49.53% votes in 2008. Has anybody in the NPP done any proper analysis to know why the votes went down from 49.53% to 47.74% between 2008 and 2012? Or are we still blaming Dr. Afari-Gyan and the biometric voters register?

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 I went to bed yesterday quite enthusiastic. I couldn't point a finger at where specifically my enthusiasm came from. Then I had a dream. 

In the dream, I had a call from an unknown number. The voice from the other side of the phone indicated that the call was from the Flagstaff House.

IS 1966 COUP DE' AT A BANE TO OUR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ?

 Comrades, 

IS 1966 COUP DE' AT A BANE TO OUR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ?

 Comrades,