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Letter From The President: ROPAB Brouhaha

Fri, 17 Feb 2006 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, the last few days have been quite an eventful one for me. I delivered that boring, uninspiring state of the nation address (you can call it the state of VALCO address) and answered questions at a people?s assembly in Cape Coast. Sometimes, my brightness amazes me. The idea to stage the people?s assembly outside of Accra was a masterpiece, wasn?t it? You should thank God that you have a president who comes up with such bright ideas once in a (long) while.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents, the last few days have been quite an eventful one for me. I delivered that boring, uninspiring state of the nation address (you can call it the state of VALCO address) and answered questions at a people?s assembly in Cape Coast. Sometimes, my brightness amazes me. The idea to stage the people?s assembly outside of Accra was a masterpiece, wasn?t it? You should thank God that you have a president who comes up with such bright ideas once in a (long) while.
During the delivery of the sessional address and at the people?s assembly in Cape Coast the dominant issue was the representation of the people?s amendment bill (aka ROPAB). This bill is supposed to make it possible for Sikaman citizens abroad to vote in future elections. I have already written about this issue but I think that on the basis of the current debate, my views will bear repeating albeit with some slight modifications. I have made it clear that I think that this bill ought to be passed into law as soon as possible. We might not be ready for its implementation but it is good to have the law passed.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch