With the incessant calls on President Akufo-Addo to hurriedly implement and prove ways his administration would sustain the free Senior High School (SHS) promise that catapulted him into power, the founder of the Jesus Generation Ministries has called on those behind the calls to exercise restraint as the president builds his team to deliver his promise.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured that his government will fund the cost of public Senior High Schools for all those who qualify for entry from the 2017/2018 academic year onwards.
Although the president has given his assurance, Rt Rev Dr. Nana Anyani-Boadum, opines that the president, shouldn’t feel pressurize by the public to implement the free SHS promise.
ECOWAS is preparing for a combat action following President Yahaya Jammeh’s refusal to hand over power to Adama Barrow.
The instability in the Gambia continues to divide opinion over whether to use diplomacy to lure him out of power or subject him to brute force.
Founder of the Jesus Generation Ministries, Rt Rev Dr. Nana Anyani-Boadum, has urged West African leaders to refrain from shedding blood in the removal of Yahaya Jammeh from office.
In an interview with Peacefmonline.com, the renowned preacher noted that history has taught Jammeh not to place his faith in West African leaders.
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I am not a prophet of doom neither am I a clairvoyant to predict the outcome of the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections but events foreshadowing the elections suggest that we are going to have a worrisome election as the time approaches.
People who feel overly desperate, for whatever reason, can do the most dangerous things.
When a person is so desperate for political power, that person has the tendency to act in ways that can undermine the stability of the nation.
Why is it that election periods in Ghana are always fretting times?
The period is always marked by unsavory utterances, trickery, provocative communication, and all kinds of activities that have the tendency of sparking mayhem in our society.
“The wisdom of the few may be the light of mankind; but the interest of the few is not the profit of mankind.” – (James Harrington)
This above quotation underscores the essence of the Ghanaian populace working to protect its own interest, as against differing that to Political Parties.
And, in the light of growing tensions and liberal resort to violence by political activists at the least pretense due to misinformation, it is not preposterous to strongly recommend to the Electoral Commission (EC), as a matter of urgency, to take the position to make public, the decisions and summary conclusions of its meetings with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).
Originally Published, February 8, 2013
At an event organized at Dome/Kwabenya by a group calling itself: “Let My Vote Count Alliance”,(LMVCA) and addressed by key political functionaries , some outrageous pronouncements were made which cannot be allowed to pass without comment.
A new mindset?
One of such shocking statements made at the meeting advocated for a spate of bombing, killing, maiming and destruction of lives and property, to be carried out in the country, ostensibly, to send a “message” to the international community. A message to the International community?
This method, -as is well known- is the ‘implement’ of choice of the notorious Drug Cartels in some countries. To communicate their messages to state institutions and the public, their agents are sent around to deliberately massacre scores of people and dump their bodies strategically across the cities. When that is done whoever comes across such awful scenes recognizes the owner of the ‘autograph’ and grasps what is being communicated.
On the LMVCA platform, State institutions which serve as the strands that hold society together were bastardized by the speakers including some honorable members of parliament.
By inspiring the youth to cross the line of authority and kick against state institutions with impunity, using threats and repugnant language against people whose only crime is their quest to offer themselves as public servants; where are we getting with such attitudes. Or is it to revive an old “forgotten” order?
Originally Published, December 13, 2012
When the presidential candidates contesting the December 7, 2012, polls, signed a peace pact in Kumasi on November 27, 2012, pledging their commitment to peace and violent free elections under the auspices of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), the National Peace Council and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Ghanaians were impressed not just by the aptness and timeliness of the initiative, but also by the file of eminent persons the organizers arraigned, as backers to the initiative. Their choice of persons was one that was froth with wisdom, boldness and leadership.
For many therefore, the peace pact represented an appropriate, tangible seal to the many efforts the peace-loving people of this nation had undertaken. Irrespective of the nature of our efforts, both at the individual and the collective levels, they all found expression in this single initiative which gave us the Kumasi Peace Pact.