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Feature Article of Sunday, 21 August 2011

Columnist: Mensah, Nana Akyea

The Fall of the NPP "Think-Tanks" And The Rise Of Civil Society

The Fall of the NPP "Think-Tanks" And The Rise Of Civil SocietyFeature Article by Nana Akyea Mensah We all knew about the Danquah Institute as the most biased of the so-called "think tanks" even though we have been looking at the behaviour of the rest for some time now with suspicion. One group whose level of professionalism has been such that I never thought could be caught off-guard was the Institute of Economic Affairs. The evidently recklessness they have displayed must be seen as a sudden storm that cast away the clothes of the sheep from the wolf, rendering it completely naked before the prey! And all of a sudden, what I see is the carefully crafted reputation of "internationally recognised" voice of the "civil society" in Ghana, instead of a lackey of the NPP, we have much to celebrate from its sudden fall from "grace to grass".The other good news is that the rest of "alike and allied think-tanks" seem on their way to make the Humpty Dumty fall! And if you want more good news, they seem to be tumbling like a pack of cards! I just received today's update of the news from ModernGhana.com, one of the most comprehensive news reporting of websites today on Ghana, and the following came together in the same order.

On 19 August 2011 16:00, wrote: Master referee has whistled; GNA is winner over IEA- Boadi Danquah8/18/2011 1:01:14 AM - The Ghana News Agency says it has won a credibility war against the Institute of Economic Affairs.The two institutions have been haggling over the source of a report which damned the New Patriotic... Read article

NDC to boycott IEA Presidential Debate in 20128/18/2011 1:01:24 AM - The Chief Executive of the Free Zones Board, Kojo Twum Boafo has called on the leadership of the ruling National Democratic Congress NDC to boycott the Presidential Debate should the Institute of Ec... Read article

NDC : CDD, IMANI and IEA are all NPP allies8/18/2011 1:01:26 AM - A member of the communication team of the National Democratic Congress NDC, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has branded the Institute of Economic Affairs and other policy think tanks in the country as allies of ... Read article

It would have been very difficult to miss their bias, but extremely difficult to prove. It is in this sense that we should all be grateful to the IEA for their suicidal stupidity and temerity to challenge and cover-up a story in this information age, particularly, in the disgraceful manner through which this was done!*

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*Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!*

*Cheers!*



*Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro*

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