Atta MESS-iah’s Boys: Fifi Kwettey’s Childish Ideas

Thu, 9 Dec 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“A deputy Minister for Finance and Economic Planning… Mr Fifi Kwettey said

government took a decision to collateralize the oil revenue after carefully

analyzing the Norwegian system on which the petroleum law was crafted adding

that the… The World Bank says we need a minimum of two billion dollars on an

annual basis to be able to start addressing the huge deficits we have for

infrastructure…” (Ghanaweb, December 4, 2010).

Sometimes JJ vomits the truth

JJ Rawlings the NDC guru

The seer of who born dogs

The seer of FIRE

The seer of greedy bastards

Breathes oxygen of ideas

Fuels anti-NDC fires

Firing our FAMA NYAME ears

Smoking out our lungs

Burning our eyes with truth

Choreographed in righteousness

Truth salted with sanctimony

Truth that Mills’ boys are novices

Oh! Fifi Kwettey

Hollow Minister

Shallow bull-ro-c-rat

Like all Mills’ boys

Novices in crafting policy

Novices in articulating policy

And now Norway

Latch onto anything foreign

Oh! Norwegian policy

Huh! Ghanaians hear it

Ah! Ghanaians love it

Neocolonized thievery elites

Bedazzled benighted masses

Oh! Fifi Kwettey

Hollow Minister

Shallow bull-ro-c-rat

Like all Mills’ boys

Says the World Bank says

So be it

It is the Saintly Truth

The Divine Intervention

Tell us about NDC’s policies

Tell us about localized policies

Tell us about Africanized policies

Oh! Benighted Ghanaians


In the postcolony

The best comes from the West

Fifi Kwettey

A whole minister tell us

The World Bank Says

The World Bank has prophesized

The World Bank has decreed

The World Bank has mandated

So be it

It is the right thing to do

NDC’s new catchphrases

Throating from the nose

Bellowing, farting

“Collateralization & Infrastructure”

They can’t even explain both

Oh! Atta MESS-iah

In a messianic dance

In a messianic trance

Hmm! Mills is lost

Lost in the Castle’s crevices

Hmm! Mills is lost

In labyrinthine grip of novices

Oh! Ghanaians

Hmm! Africans

Time to look within

Time to be empowered

Beyond the colonial sunset

Beyond the COLO mentalities

Troubling signs of blackness

Of Black inferiority

Poverty of homegrown ideas

Flattering hegemony

Always borrowing foreign ideas

Listening to foreigners

Applying foreign models

Looking for imitations

Africanizing inferiority

*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.