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.
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.
Originally Published, December 6, 2012
I dedicate this article to H. E. Alhaji Aliu Mahama, our former vice president, a disciplined politician with no vile in his mouth, a noble and selfless statesman who passed away on the 16th, November, 2012 for his stand against indiscipline in every sphere of our national life. May the Angels of Mercy lead you on Papa. Rest in perfect peace.
Launching a strategic plan to campaign against indiscipline in May 2002, to eliminate unruliness from all spheres of our society, he was of the conviction that Ghana could on only achieve socio-economic progress if Ghanaians adopt positive attitudes and behavior. Aliu Mahama added to the thinking of the nation’s development by his quest for a disciplined society. Ten years down the line, what do we have to show in terms cleaner environment etc etc.
Originally Published, August 14, 2012
In that state, it was most heartening however, to observe the entire nation take time off to mourn the departure of this one- of–a-kind leader and to extend our deepest condolences to the widow, the former first lady; Dr. Naadu Mills and the son.