Fri, Nov

nana osei boateng

  • If we are really passionate in ending illegal police brutalities, abuses and killings; why don’t we adopt the #ENDSARS protest as a continental and global fight and duly replicate the fight in almost every country, to put an end to these illegalities to save the lives of our very people?

    The special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a branch of the Nigerian Police force under the Force Criminal investigation and intelligence department (FCIID). The SARS was created as a faceless police unit that performs undercover operations against crimes associated with armed robbery, car snatching, kidnapping, cattle rustling and crimes associated with firearms.

  • Albeit, these grassroots, paupers, are the sufferers to these ‘political paediatricians’.

    The way and manner it is played, in our parts

    Like a hunky nasty war in a junky monkey forest with darts.

    The ends really justify the means, but the means never justify the ends

  • Ironically, most of these no-face-mask-wearing pupils that I saw were either holding their nose masks in their hands, or had pulled them to their cheeks. This is a serious and an unpalatable development because it is an open secret that the virus is usually spread at places where there are crowds.

    In his 9th in the series of addresses on government’s measures on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana, the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced a phased approach to easing restrictions in the various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

  • During voter registration exercises and elections in Ghana, we hear the two main political parties, accusing each other for compromising our sovereignty by bussing foreigners to partake in such civil exercises.

    Ghana is bordered by Cote d’Ivoire to the West at a distance of 668km, Togo to the east at 877km, Burkina Faso to the north at 549km and the southern shore washed by the Gulf of Guinea of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The question is, what at all do the two main political parties seek to gain especially during a normal voters’ registration exercise?

    Voters registration exercises in Ghana have been characterized by violent confrontations and intimidation since 1996, usually spearheaded by the two main political parties; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

  • First of all, I believe it is time for parliament to have translators of our local languages especially Akan, to aid the work of MPs who lack a deep appreciation of the English language. We must bear in mind that; our local languages were there before adopting such modern languages.

    Ghana’s legislature has evolved through various political downturns since the overthrow of our first President; Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, in February 1966.

  • Since we embraced full constitutional democracy in Ghana in 1992, electorates have voted people they trusted, to the parliament house to represent their interests.

    In dispensing their parliamentary duties, MPs, who are the representatives of their constituents; who are voted mostly on the tickets of political parties, always get to an important crossroad in their parliamentary decision making. Thus, whether to go the way of the party or the Nation.

  • I know that there is a key question, running through the minds of my varied readers now. ‘What are private member bills?” and ‘Of what benefit will they serve the legislature and the ordinary Ghanaians?’

    Ghana’s fourth Republican Parliament has since its inception in 1993, almost considered solely the Business of the ruling parties (government). This has actually made it impossible for experienced and highly intelligent parliamentarians to bring to bear, their full ingenuity into the process of decision making via law-making or even challenging and pinning down technically incorrect or selfish bills by the ruling governments. This situation has arguably made parliament a ‘poodle’ of the ruling government.

  • Secondly, the choice of Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, maintains the NDCs usual decision or choice for a Fanti running mate or partner on its presidential ticket. This has been the party's position since the days of Jerry John Rawlings.

    John Mahama's choice of Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has various ramifications from the Political Science point of view.

  • Furthermore, voters in Third world countries are usually uneducated or illiterates. Therefore, they do not appreciate the impact of making wrong political choices on the nation and their children.

    The term ‘Third world’ was originally coined in times of the cold war to distinguish those nations that were neither aligned with the West (NATO) nor with the East (Communist bloc). Today, the term is often used to describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Many poorer nations have adopted the terms to describe themselves.

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