Electoral Commission Must Make Dealings With IPAC Public

“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).
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ORDER IN COURT!

Originally Published, February 8, 2013

 “All new news is old news happening to new people” – Malcolm Muggeridge.

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?

 

NO ATHEIST IN PIGEON HOLES.

Originally Published, December 6, 2012
                                                    
As we brace ourselves for “sovereign election” on 7th December, 2012, the posture of our politicians are now overly appealing  to our religious sentiments as they attempt to play the “faith card”.
An atheist is a person who does not recognize the existence of God, let alone accept God’s role in the universe. Their main stay has been to vigorously smear God and vehemently deny his role as a God who makes interventions in human affairs. 
But it is interesting what we observe about humans who are about to suffer calamity. There is a frantic instinctive effort to reach out to a higher external transcendent force to come to their aid. When that situation arises that innate urge is given expression and you hear people shout Jesus!, my God!, or whatever their inner self believes in. 
I am not the least suggesting that any of our political activist is a an atheist, but it amuses me how political parties in Ghana have now been forced out of their pigeon holes onto new frontiers where they hope to play the “God factor”. 
When the late Atta-Mills trumpeted his faith in God, he remained conscripted in the pigeon hole of his faith as a Christian, without being conflicted in the roles that came his way through divine providence.  

THE COST OF INDISCIPLINE

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.
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BUILDING A BETTER GHANA

Originally published, April 17, 2013

The debate about President Mahama’s State of the Nation address delivered on 21st February 2013, though of immense interest to Parliament and those in formal party colors, we should not loose sight of the immerging, independent and discerning voters – whose votes continue to grow more significant in each national election- who are just as concerned about the drift of what lies ahead of the nation, and thus want to deliberate on what we see presaging the “BETTER GHANA AGENDA” in the first term of Mahama’s presidency, though, the rungs for an honest appraisal of the adequacy of someone’s vision are few and far between.
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