Atta Mills’ Videos on Corruption: Hopeless NDC in Full View

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President Mills says he has evidence of corrupt practices, including abetment of

cocoa smuggling by unscrupulous officers in the Customs…CEPS. I’m getting daily

reports about acts of collusion, about bribery, about under-valuation, and worst of

all I have first-hand evidence of customs officers helping smugglers to smuggle

goods across our borders. In one I have a video of this” (Myjoyonline April 6,


Eh! Massa na Ghana be sad

Hmm! Ghana be sad sad oh

I hear say Mills dey cut video

Eh! Video for JJ’s born fire

Ha haa JJ burn that fire video

JJ burn like he do for GBC

Eh! GBC fire for 80s or 90s

Hmm long ago JJ do that oh

He burn new-Israel and film

You paa na newsreel and film

Yes films atrocities for AFRC

I hear JJ take newspaper too

Eh! Newspaper for burn fire

Yes newspaper for archive

Eh! JJ burn newspaper too

JJ burn am to cover up oh

Whetin he cover up again

JJ cover up all him crimes

Eh JJ be clever thief oh

No we be fools in Ghana

JJ con us for 30 bad years

Eh! You no de fear JJ jail

Why I for fear JJ jail

JJ put Odartey for jail

Eh! Odartey-Wellington

His son call JJ con man

Hmm, I dey remember all

Eh eh! JJ bad con man all

Well Mills be different

Why Mills be different

Mills no de burn video

Haa Mills dey cut video

No Mills dey show video

Eh! Ghana sad oh papa

No Ghana sad for all

Hmm Mills video show

Where he de show am

For thief Customs people

Mills de help thieves

Why you for say that

He get video for Customs

Aha Customs thief people

Mills dey show thief video

Mills be strange man oh

President has video oh

Hmm corruption video

Mmn he dey show am

He de show for thieves

Hmm the very thieves oh

Mills be hopeless man

Mills show video thieves

Video thieves for thieves

Mills be strange man oh

He for arrest the thieves

Mills be hopeless paa man

He for arrest the corrupt men

I think say JJ be right

JJ never be right oh

Na true JJ give us Mills

Adze wo fie be bad oh

But JJ go help Mills

No JJ dey kill Mills

Hmm JJ go burn video

Na you paa be funny oh

Yes, JJ go burn video

Na con man be that oh

Eh! Massa Ghana be sad

Hmm! Ghana be sad oh

JJ for no burn video oh

Yes, we dey see true NDC

Hmm NDC in full view

Mills anti-corruption man

Mills cut corruption video

Mills be hopeless man

No NDC be that oh

*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.