The Solicitor-General is reported to have told the
Commission of Inquiry into payments of Judgement Debts that lack of
coordination among key stakeholders resulted in either double payments or
I am hot, Jomo. Boiling, bubbling, and simmering hot. The
problem is that I have a problem, Jomo. Two of them as a matter of fact: I have
tale I must spin at all cost, but darned if I know where to start. Beginning
from the beginning is probably always the best starting point:
I have been itching to share Daniel Webster’s words of
wisdom with our honourable Members of Parliament. Webster was writing about PATRIOTISM. Hear him, “Let our object be our country, our
whole country and nothing but our country.
And by the blessing of God, may that country become a vast and splendid
monument not of oppression and terror, but of wisdom, of peace, and of liberty
upon which the world may gaze with admiration for ever.”
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it
cannot save the few who are rich. John
The scenes created on the premises of the Supreme Court,
with cane-wielding men and women in T-Shirts of the National Democratic
Congress and President John Dramani Mahama’s campaign for election 2012,
portrayed an unpleasant spectacle. It
gave a very dysfunctional impression of our country and the state of the rule
What an AFCON we have on our hands! Just two days before the commencement of the AFCON 2013 in South Africa, there came the sad news that the Black Stars' first opponents in their Group B campaign, Congo DR, were a bunch of confusionists with problems bordering on player bonuses and a claim that their coach, good old Claude Le Roy, former coach of the Black Stars, had threatened to quit the job.
I am racing to complete this piece and hand it over to my
Features Editor for consideration before the folk at the old Ministry of
Tourism start re-branding their offices, vehicles, furniture and equipment as
the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts as was announced last Sunday
Until the Supreme Court says otherwise, the appointment of
chief executive officers for our metropolitan, municipal and district
assemblies (MMDAS) will soon follow once we are done with the nominations for
ministers, regional ministers and all the deputies.
According to the Electoral Commission (EC), there is a
reason it revised the voters’ register from a total of 13,917,366 to 14,158,890
just before the 2012 general election (see the EC’s response to Nana Addo
Dankwa et al. v. John Mahama and EC, Writ No. J1/6/2013).
As home to the nation’s top brands in the newspaper
industry, the company is never lack of tourists who are regular visitors to its
premises. Individuals, students, social
groups, church organisations and corporate executives on a near daily basis,
pay regular visits to the premises of the Graphic Communications Group Limited
to acquaint themselves with its operations and for sure, to attract free
By Presidential Staffers I mean the Executive Secretary to
the President, the Secretary to the Cabinet, the Spokesperson, the Chief of
Staff, the Policy Coordinator and other high-powered, highly-qualified
officials who work in the President’s office or directly under the
President. Some of them have been
appointed already and they are good material.
Others are yet to be appointed. I
am sure the experts have carefully elaborated the job-description of each of
them. But do we need so many officials
interposed between the President and his constitutional advisers and
You need to take a few steps back from the story and survey it from a distance to appreciate how with a little help from a panel of Supreme Court judges, the New Patriotic Party managed to save us all from what threatened to become the wildest ever legal circus in our judicial history:
Ghanaians are blessed with the twin seasons of the New Year, with the certainty of renewed hope, and the uncertain election hang-over season of disputed votes, when some are in court to prove their case of garnering more votes at the polls.
Positive as my outlook in life is, generally, my thoughts
and actions are guided by the saying that history is there to guide us. For that reason alone, in some situations, I
try to make a lot of references to the past looking at both the good and the
Many Ghanaians were excited when the Kufuor Administration
decided to put on the ground, what had been on the drawing board for years to
transform the huge Tetteh-Quarshie roundabout into a modern traffic
It is my hapless lot to daily plead the cause of old Karl
Marx’s long-suffering masses or the common people of the republic if you like,
but no one ever listens to me, Jomo. At best, they treat me like a circus
clown, a nagging irritant best ignored. Plain old pride won’t permit them to
avail themselves of my great wisdom, Jomo:
The answer is NO. We elected him for what he said he would do. He should do them. He should be mindful of the party’s objectives and execute his plans as far as local and international circumstances will allow.
Mr Frazier heads off to the Afram Plains through Nkawkaw.
Within 90 minutes he arrives at Adeiso, the ferry crossing point of the Volta
Lake. Some 10 years ago, the journey from Nkawkaw to the waterfront was an
excruciating undertaking over bare rock, gullies and sandbars. But now the
road, though not first class, is pleasurably passable.