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Opinions Wed, 30 Jun 2010

Konadu Ask JJ to Live among the Homeless at Sodom & Gomorrah

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

** (Dedicated to the neglected homeless people of Sodom & Gomorrah, etc., Accra,

Ghana)

“Konadu Rawlings yesterday paid glowing tribute to her husband, JJ Rawlings, as the

best husband in the world [ and that] Government’s failure to provide housing has

forced [her] to move to her mother’s house at Nyaniba [Estates] while Rawlings lives

at his Sogakope residence. Since assuming the reins of power, Rawlings has never

failed to exhibit his passion for the ordinary person. (Abridged from Ghanaweb, June

23, 2010)

1. CRIES FROM SODOM/ GOMORRAH

Ghanaians dey hunger

Yet JJ dey have it all

Free food, cars, housing

Free kerosene for fire

JJ Bellyful since 1979

Oh! Massa since 1979

JJ bring poor things oh

But JJ & family have it all

But Konadu dey complain

Na dat be big big iron

Oh you mean big irony

Ah Massa you speak right

Ghana hard for mmobrowa

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Yes, Ghana hard for the poor

Ghana hard under P/NDC

Hypocrite Konadu dey lie

She say JJ dey fight for us

But JJ always dey for Jaguar

We poor dey walk for foot

Not only walk we run after JJ

JJ dey fight imaginary wars

But JJ & his family enjoy proper

Hmm you for talk free food

Make you remember free house

Ha haaa free kerosene for fire

JJ lie to the poor for 31 years

Well JJ still dey fight for us

JJ saved us from Kutu

Hmm JJ saved us from Liman

Yes oh JJ saved us from Kufour

Now JJ dey save us from Mills

But JJ alone be rich for saving all

JJ for come Sodom & Gomorrah

Yes, he for come live with us

Then we all go say good fight

Shia Konadu & JJ be hypocrites

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II. HYPOCRISY OF KONADU

Konadu’s self- righteousness

The hypocrite of our time

The mother of state anarchy

The wife of who born dogs

The wife of abonsam FIRE-MAN

The keeper of murderous keys

Murderous keys of serial agony

Keys that murdered the JUDGES

Yaa Konadu had those keys

Ready on her dining table

For JJ’s murderous kinsmen

Primed to murder for JJ

JJ & Konadu have it all

JJ & Konadu’s rags to riches

She who escapes official fire

Yes, escaped in garlanded kente

Fire that burnt colonial Ridge

On JJ’s unholy Valentine’s Day

When JJ was hunting mosquitoes

Hunting Sogakope mosquitoes

Colluding with Accra mosquitoes

To feed on Simpa Mills’ blood

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III. JJ’S HOMELESS PLOY

Konadu has to praise JJ

Praise him for being homeless

For setting his house on fire

Konadu count yourself lucky

Lucky for having a mother’s home

Where you can live your lifestyle

Lifestyle of Jacuzzi-wealth

Of having everything for free

Konadu and JJ are lucky

Lucky to have furnished homes

While most Ghanaians struggle

JJ and Konadu have it all

Yet Konadu is complaining

JJ and Konadu

Hypocrites of our time

You have several homes

Both at home and overseas

You have palatial mansions

Adjirigano PALACE

Palace of four compounds

Yaa Konadu stop lying

Go and live in that palace

Hypocrites

Self-righteous hypocrite

Who keep fooling Ghanaians

IV. GO & LIVE IN SODOM/GOMORRAH

Hypocritical Yaa Konadu

Yes JJ is fighting for the poor

In his quixotic imaginings

So ask JJ to join the homeless

Homeless at Sodom & Gomorrah

You have had state handouts

Three decades of state handouts

Free housing, food, cars, and all

Hypocrites & killers of the dream

Go and live among the poor

The deprived & disempowered

Of Sodom & Gomorrah

Where people struggle

Where nothing in life is free

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained oral

historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in Pennsylvania with

her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college in Maryland. In her

pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist hyperbolic, satirical”

poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.