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Asiedu Nketiah: The Bloody Mosquito Stomach Politician

Sun, 27 Feb 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“[Johnson Asiedu Nketiah], the General Secretary of the NDC has rejected

conflict of interest allegations made against him over the construction of the

Bui Dam project. He is also a member of the Board of the Bui Authority is said

to be a major supplier of blocks used in the construction of the project, a

practice the opposition New Patriotic Party has cited as potential conflict of

interest situation… Fred Oware accused [Nketiah] of selling the blocks at a

higher price which has consequently increased the total cost of the project.

Speaking to Joy News on Wednesday, Johnson Asiedu Nketia admitted selling the

blocks to contractors of the project but vehemently rejected conflict of

interest allegations. (Ghanaweb, February 17, 2011)

Ghanaians with deep amnesia

We shall soon forget this

Nketiah will enjoy his loot

We shall worship him as a lord

We shall give him a state burial

He has our sacred reverence

The hypocritical stomach politician

Mosquito Asiedu Nketiah

Paraded the Castle in the days of JJ

Shouted his voice hoarse at NDC rallies

His scruffy body

His fragile frame

Looks like a BA mosquito

His fluffy tie-and-dye shirt

Looks like he was wearing a parachute

Who patented his threadbare shirt

Whose sweat sent away houseflies

Whose children wore threadbare uniforms

Who debited akpeteshie

Who debited face- the-wall

The poor pseudo-revolutionary

Today Mosquito is a multi-billionaire

Strutting the stage

Inciting mayhem

Criminalizing others

The stomach politician

The agile palm-wine tapper

Now a multi-billionaire

Like JJ Rawlings

Educating all his kids overseas

Who has it all

Mansions, cocoa farms

Palm-oil farms, orange farms

Block-making factory

Bottled-water making factory

Mosquito Asiedu Nketiah

The board member of Bui Dam

The supplier of blocks to Bui Dam

The wretched stomach politician

Adorned like a Korle mosquito

Who mocks his conflict of interest

Who pins his graft into our eyes

Who struts the NDC desert

To defame, demonize others

While hollow chest-thumping

To defame, demonize others

The thief criminalized Kufour

For mismanaging the Bui Dam

General Mosquito

Mosquito Asiedu Nketiah

The thief without fat

He who hides all he steals

The mosquito from birth

The wretched housefly

Unlike fattened JJ Rawlings

Nketiah shows no gratitude

No gratitude for thievery

The fattened rich thief

Shows no fattened folds

Unlike JJ Rawlings

Not in his cheeks, chest

Not in his buttocks

Not in his stomach

The John-son of NDC thievery

The blood-sucking mosquito

He who is not bulging

He who has no gratitude

He who doesn’t bulge his thievery

He who doesn’t show his thievery

The stomach politician

The greedy bastard

NDC’s unlettered scribe

The palm-wine tapper

With bulging eyes

Eyes buried in hollow sockets

The thief with a mosquito frame

The Asiedu Nketiahs

The shallow thieves

The hollow thieves

Our gutter-ed watersheds

Of our traumatic history

Of our wretched existence

Of our painful past

Oh! The gullible masses

Preyed on by political vultures

Flea-ed by political lice

Fed on by political mosquitoes

Oh! Our postcolony

Of blood-sucking mosquitoes

Of elite exceptionalisms

Our fetishization of thievery

Our cheerleading thievery

Our architecture of no tomorrow

Our canonization of mediocrity

Our benumbing bastardies

*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.