Friday, August 21, 2015

The NPP’s “concert party” shows and the voters register of Togo

Thursday, August 21, 2015
Folks, you must have heard of the latest in the NPP’s package of electoral laughables that has pushed its “Concert Party” shows to the most bizarre level. It clearly has taken the shows beyond the ridiculous to the absurd and contemptible point. Here is the substance:
“New Patriotic Party's (NPP) 2016 Vice Presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that a team commissioned by the party to go into Ghana’s voter register has identified 76,286 persons with the same data in both Ghana and Togo’s voter register.

Instead of going after Stan Dogbe…..

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Folks, one sticky point in the agitations by members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is the publishing of the document containing their demands. Accusing fingers have been pointed at Stan Dogbe, a member of the Presidential Staff, as the “culprit”. He has been condemned as the one who “unscrupulously” published the document on his Facebook page to the chagrin of the GMA; and some are even calling for his dismissal from office.
The Offinsohene, Nana Wiafe Akenten II, was very loud in condemning Stan, accusing him of impropriety while members of the GMA (especially the President and Secretary) insisted that publishing that document ran counter to the understanding between the GMA and the government to keep the “proposals” close to their chests. Their main beef is that by this disclosure, Stan has embarrassed all and created a bad public image for the GMA.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Ghana Medical Association and its striking doctors will lose out

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Folks, the head-butting going on between members of the Ghana Medical Association (Ghanaian doctors in public service) and the Mahama-led administration will likely not end soon; but I can stick my neck out to say that it will eventually not end in favour of the doctors.
First, now that the striking doctors' demands (be they proposals or substantive ones) are known and quickly dismissed as "outrageous", there is every indication that they can't win public sympathy to their cause.
Unlike previous occasions when the public seemed to tilt toward them, this time, the issues are different; and it is likely that the doctors won't win any support to warrant their persisting on being satisfied.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Isn’t it time to privatize the government hospitals?

Monday, August 3, 2015
Folks, the perennial striker actions embarked on by Ghanaian doctors working in public health institutions should set the stage for the government to privatize public health institutions and enforce other measures aimed at curtailing the enormous pressure being put on it and the Consolidated Fund. The current strike action by members of the Ghana medical Association (GMA) should be the clarion call to change the existing paradigm so those who cannot fit in can go into private practice to stop harassing us all with their huge demands for improved service conditions. In private practice, they will get to know what it takes to function as doctors. No pampering of anybody!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Why has Ex-President Kufuor become a cry baby?

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Folks, it is becoming clear that ex-President Kufuor is crying all over the place over anything that touches on happenings related to him. And he is not able to explain sufficiently all those happenings to disprove them or to give us anything more tangible with which to conduct public discourse on national affairs.
The latest in the series involving him is the news report about a "secret" meeting that he convened at his Airport West residential Area in Accra to attempt resolving the internal crisis in the NPP. The news reports informed the public about what transpired at the meeting and those who attended. All of a sudden, Kufuor is wailing, blaming the newspapers that carried the reports and attributing malice to them.

Another indictment... and Kufuor goes wild too

Wednesday, July 9, 2015

Folks, the Sole Judgement Debt Commission has really stepped on big toes; and they are hurting!
After putting Akufo-Addo on the spot, the Commission's leaked report has turned the searchlight on former President John Agyekum Kufuor, indicting him on a $2.64 million land compensation payment case involving a British Family.

The Judgment Debt Commission has questioned the appropriateness of a $2.64 million land compensation payment authorized by former President Kufuor to a British Family on his last day in office. (See…/Kufuor-accuses-Judgment-Debt-Comm…).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The NDC regains Talensi and deflates the NPP

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Folks, the Talensi by-election is over and victory belongs to B.T. Baba and the NDC. This victory underscores the NDC’s strength in that area and others that it can clinch despite the dry, irritating noise made by its opponents. Those rooting for the NDC do better in political mobilization than their loud-mouthed opponents can ever do, which explains why despite public outcry against existing conditions in the country, reinforced by the NPP’s campaign of disdain, the party could still bounce back to reclaim the Talensi Parliamentary seat. It can do so in other areas if need be because it is connected to the people.
Not so for its opponents, especially the NPP, which is still stuck in anachronistic political gimmicks and self-righteous postulations on governance. And their reaction to their electoral defeat? “NDC shared state money to Talensi voters to secure Parliamentary seat” (See