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Opinions Sat, 5 May 2012

Konongo Kaya Can't Carry THEIR Throne

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.





“Justice Kpegah has confirmed that ‘serious moves are being made to resolve the


differences’ between Rawlings and Mills. He said the NDC needs the support of both


stalwarts in order to retain power, and that all well-meaning supporters of the


party should rally behind the chiefs from the Volta region to bring the animosity to


a closure. Kpegah stated that ‘I am worried because if NDC is not in power, some of


us will be worse off in Ghana’” (Ghanaweb April 4, 2012).





“A group of Chiefs from the Volta region trying to mend divisions between the NDC


founder, Rawlings and Mills have debunked suggestions that their actions are


partisan contrary to the 1992 constitution” (Abridged from Ghanaweb April 26, 2012)





“NDC MP for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare is in awe of how Rawlings will campaign for the


re-election of Mills after being critical of government. According to him, Rawlings


since the NDC took office has berated the Mills calling them ‘greedy bastards’ and


wondered what Rawlings will tell Ghanaians to change their minds and vote for


Mills’” (Abridged from Ghanaweb April 27, 2012).





“Some of us will be worse off”


Ah! The Kpegah Law


Of dubious victimhood


Hmm! The Awonoor Doctrine


Of tribalistic supremacy

The paradox of history


Now Mills must be saved


Mills, the last King of the Volta


The lost Proxy King for the Volta


Stand-in for Awonoor Doctrine


Surrogate for Kpegah Law


Surety for Tribal Hegemony


Now Mills must be saved


To save Kpegah Law


Of dubious victimhood


To save Awonoor Doctrine


Of tribalistic supremacy


To save the Castle Pond


Full of Keta School Boys


Full of KPEGAH-ED CHIEFS


Chiefs with beads of sweat


Fists recklessly unhinged


Celebrating KINSHIP


Like houseflies on wounds


Like vultures on carcasses





JJ demonizes Mills


Volta Chiefs are silent


JJ demonizes Mills

The Konongo Kaya


Who Born Dog


Greedy Bastards


Atta Mortuary


Atta the Snail


Atta the Corrupt


Atta the Never-Do-Well


KONADU for Tarkwa Atta


Now Mills must be saved


To save the Proxy King


To save Kpegah Law


To save Awonoor Doctrine





Oh! And the nomadic chiefs


In the corridors of Accra


To save Woyome from fraud


To save Rawlings from Mills


It is the Kpegah Law


It is the Awonoor Doctrine


Hegemony that uses Mills


Fante Mills the Proxy King


The last King of the Volta


The bridge over the Volta


The clueless big Fante fish

Ah! Is among the small fish


Small Keta School Boys





Ah! The Volta chiefs


They were silent


When JJ fired-up Ridge


When he blew toxic ashes


Blew ashes into Mills’ eyes


They were silent


When JJ Rawlings missile-d


Missile-d his toxic phlegm


When his toxic phlegm landed


Landed on Simpa Fante Mills


Eh! The Phlegm that killed Liman


The phlegm that burnt Arkaah


The phlegm that flooded Kufour





Now Volta chiefs want it all


They want to intervene


Darkness confounds day


They ask JJ to rescue Mills


They have run out of sons


Ah! Run out of daughters


Oh! The Paradox of Adze pa

Ah! Fante son carrying the Volta


Their proxy sun is dimmed


The sun is in another orbit


Ah! The Konongo Kaya


Ah! Kaya Mills is tired


Tired of carrying it all


Carrying their Throne


Carrying the Kpegah Laws


Of dubious victimhood


Carrying Awonoor Doctrine


Of tribalistic supremacy


JJ Rawlings’ toxic phlegmCrucible-ing paradox


Has saved Mills for Mills


Has saved it all for all


Ghana for all Ghanaians





*Akadu Ntiriwa 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





**My poems and essays on Ghanaweb and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in


part for any academic or scholarly work without my written permission.

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.