Kpegah Must Blame His Boys, Not Mills

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“A former Supreme Court Judge, Justice F.Y. Kpegah, is in no mood to defend the John Evans Atta Mills government… “’The President has surrounded himself with law students,’ said Kpegah, “’ instead of relying on the wise counsel of people like us.

That is why the government is having problems’” (Ghanaweb April 24, 2012).

They are not only law students

Cacophonous law students

They are also roaring boys

Raw Keta School Boys

Ballooned by Awonoor Doctrine

Ballooned by Kpegah Laws

Doctrines of Supremacy

Laws of Victimhood

Ah! Atta’s bane

In the Castle

Is their gain

Yes, Atta is being drowned

Drowned by deflated students

Drowned by dumb law students

Drowned by cacophonous boys

Ah! But they belong to KPEGAH

All belong to Kpegah’s worldview

Immersed in Awonoor Doctrine

Yes, they are law students

But they are something else

Like day and night

Contrasts lost on Kpegah

Ah! They are the boys

The boys that JJ never critiques

The boys nursed by Awonoor

They are all Keta School Boys

They have entombed Mills

Entombed in “Tribalism”

Competing with Nationalism

They are all Keta School Boys

They have entombed Mills

They are all and be all






Chief of Staff


Like the sun in the morning

Kpegah the enduring bigot

Like the dimmed sun

Kpegah didn’t shine well

Kpegah didn’t speak well

He spoke half-truths

He unfurled one side

Yes, Atta is surrounded

Atta is entombed

Atta is being sabotaged

Atta has been silenced

By law students

By young boys

By inexperienced boys

Bu they are mostly the KPEGAHS

They belong to what Kpegah loves

They come from Awoonor-Kpegah

The worldview of Awonoor-Kpegah

The last king

Simpa Mills

Konongo Kaya

Atta Mortuary

Who born dog

Atta the Snail

Ah! Fante Mills

He who can swim

Atta is coming ashore

Atta is being held back

By a shoal of Keta Boys

Holding Awonoor’s net

Net of victimhood of kinship

Net of ideology of supremacy

Atta is swimming hard

Atta is being held back

By chiefs

They are chiefs

They are Groups

They are Aides

Chiefs of Staff


Atta is swimming

Swimming adrift

With Keta School Boys

Swimming against currents

Mills forward –strokes

Has become his back-strokes

Mills has failed

Mills is the son

Sun that fails to rise

Ah! Mills is lost

Falling headlong

Straddling precipice





In the Keta Sea

Full of Boys

*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.