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Ga People: Reclaim Your Lands from the Banditry Elites

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Some beneficiaries of the State lands… include the Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina

Theodora Woode; Mr. Freddie Blay; Mr. K.T. Hammond; Ms. Irene Naa Torshie Addo;

Hajia Alima Mahama; Ms. Oboshie Sai Cofie; John Evans Atta Mills; Letsu Michael

Kwasi; Prof Kofi Awonoor; Peter Nanfuri; Edward Kojo Salia; Martin Amidu; Dr.

Kobla Gbedemah; Mark Woyongo; Mrs. Maureen Adadevoh; Roland Setsaafa Agbenotor;

and Alfred Ayivor. The rest are James T. Addico; George Nikoi Kotey; Ridwan

Brimah; Dr. Assibi A. Amidu; Kpodo Seth Kwaku; Kublenu Herbert B.; Kassab A.

Aheel; Koranteng Edmond Kwadwo; Kaku Kyiamah; Maj. Mohadini Yahaya; Alhaji

Afatogma Abdullah; Group Capt Kilba; and Miss Salamatu Alhassan” (Abridged from

Ghanaweb, October 13 & 14, 2010).

Ga gods, ancestors, people

Arise from your paralysis

You’ve been pushed into the sea

Your ancestral lands are lost

Stolen by the vampire elites

The educated banditry elites

Thieves who wield pens

Oh! Their historic viral theft

Oh! State-massaged thievery

Oh! Sanguinary elitist thieves

Elites of national lunacy

Elites of national follies

Elites of dreams deferred

Now we know all

Darkness is long past

The sun is on us

Bright rays of truth

Now we know all

The land-thieves

Are not only Akans

A gallery of “Northerners”

A gallery of Ewes

A gallery of NPPers

A gallery of NDCers

Land-thieves and all

Ga people tell them all

Tell them to leave your lands

Tell them to vacate your lands

Fight for your lands

Ga people, Ga Nyorjmo

Ga ancestors:

Ayi

Ayikuma Teiko Bah

Ofori Tibi

Tetteh Ahene Akwa

Teiko Tsuru

Sabah Osepree

Amugi I

Tackie Tawiah I

Tackie Oblie I

Nii Amugi II

Ga gods, ancestors, people

Fight for your lands

The good people of Accra

The people of Chorkor

Nungua, Labadi

Teshie, Tei-man (Tema)

Prampram, Ga Mashie

Shai, Ningo, Kpone, Osudoku

Ga gods, ancestors, people

We know the thieves

The pen-wielding bandits

The elitist thieves

Educated mercenaries

Destroyers of the dream

Of our postcolonial dreams

Of our aspirations, optimism

We know the thieves

Educated bandits

Of their cargo-cult mentality

Of their predatory bent

Of their carcass-ing assets

Of wielding thievery pens

Deadly pens

Stealing state money

Stealing state furniture

Stealing state curtains

Stealing state cars

Stealing state tractors

Stealing state scholarships

Stealing state taxes/duties

Now we know all

The elitist thieves

The elitist bandits

The pen-wielding bandits

Stealing lands, land-thieves

Ga gods, ancestors, people

Arise from your paralysis

Reclaim your lands

Your ancestral lands

Stolen by the elites

The banditry elites

The vampire elites

Killers of the dream

*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.