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Woyome’s Banditry Dance Grips Volta Youth

Mon, 9 Jan 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The Volta Regional Youth for Action of the NDC is calling on Mr. Samuel Okudzeto

Ablakwa, Deputy Minister for Information, to apologize for failing to defend the

stance of the president… The group said Mr. Ablakwa’s refusal to use the government

information machinery to defend the President stance, raised suspicion that Mr.

Ablakwa was on the side of the NPP … Addressing a press conference in Accra on

Thursday, Mr. Agbe Mawunyo, the conveyer of the group, said the open protest against

calls by the president to use a lawful state organ, the EOCO to investigate the

actions of Woyome has led the state to lose huge sums of money… Mr. Mawunyo said ,

‘we as Voltarians will continue to pay glowing tribute to Mr Wayome for being a

successful businessman and a politician who had made our region proud at the local

and international scene’” (Abridged from Ghanaweb, January 8, 2012).

VR Youth for Action of NDC

Action-ing drums for Woyome

Woyome’s banditry dance

One-leg banditry dance

The pestilential vogue

Has re-anchored in the Volta

In Mill’s floundering boat

Awonoor’s crafted Volta

Has received its new icon

From JJ to Woyome

Volta’s new nugget

Woyome wields it all

Wielding GH 52 million

Waving wealth

Flaunting wealth

Displaying wealth

Volta Youth is gripped

Gripped by stolen wealth

The Volta Youth brandishes it all

Brandishes NATIONALISM

NATIONALIZING Woyome

Celebrated with war drums

Beating by the Volta Youth

The war drums are loaded

Praying for the Volta prey

Agbadza NATIONAL dance

NATIONAL dance is on

At the center is dust

Swirling filthy dust

Spiraling filthy dust

Spinning filthy dust

Pirouetting filthy dust

Woyome is in a haze

The VR Youth is ablaze

Ghana is in a daze

Dazed by a thievery dunce

Dunce on his one-leg dance

Dancing to banditry drums

VR Youth for Action of NDC

The guardians of Voltaic poverty

The priests of Voltaic poverty

The philosophers of the Volta

Philosophers of impoverishment

Philosophizing for Woyome

Pivoting Woyome’s banditry

Poising Woyome’s nugget

The underdeveloped Volta

The P/NDC’s poor World Bank

NPP enriched it using Rural Bank

VR Youth for Action of NDC

The action group in inaction

Guardians of Volta’s poverty

The priests of Volta’s poverty

The underdeveloped Volta

The NDC’s poor World Bank

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR’s bad roads

From Alavanyo to nowhere

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR has scarce facilities

Happy Ho has one traffic light

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR has many schools

Under palm-wine palm-trees

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR’s sources of water

Boreholes near latrine pits

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR’s sources of power

Milk-can kerosene lamps

The VR Youth likes poverty

The VR’s poor health facilities

The VR Youth likes poverty

Ho Memorial Death Hospital

The VR’s crude economy

Sand-added Keta School Boys

The VR Youth likes poverty

Ah! No voices against poverty

VR Youth likes Voltaic poverty

Awonoor loves Voltaic poverty

VR poverty is not his Revolution

Akan regression is his Revolution

So comes Togbe Woyome

VR Youth for Action is agog

Action in auctioning drums

Beating agbaja war drums

Woyome is on his one-leg

Dancing to banditry drums

Agbaja war dance in vogue

Woyome the master of dance

Is on his one-foot dance

Dancing the banditry dance

Dancing the dance of theft

The other foot is the air

In the air indebted to the NDC

Woyome dances on one foot

Ah! With agbaja war drums

Woyome circles like a vulture

Circling his carcass of wealth

The prey with thieving grace

*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.