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Opinions Fri, 9 Jul 2010

NDC Don't Blame Joy FM: Mills Tell Us about the STX Project

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.




“Accra, July 7, GNA –[ he NDC] Government on Tuesday asked the management of Joy


FM, a private radio station in Accra to substantiate its claims that the Ghana


Real Estate Developer's Association (GREDA) withdrew its petition against the


STX Housing Project from Parliament because of death threats received by


executives of the Association (Ghanaweb July 7, 2010).





Simpa Panyin Mills


Confused like a snail on Tema Motorway


Rudderless drifting NDC on Korle Lagoon


Vultures of yesterday’s JJ’s dictatorship


Parading as today’s peacocks of democracy


Parrots of anti-foreign-built Jubilee House


Preening Vultures of STX’s housing carcass





Korean-ed STX Housing Project


Appraised by thievery parliamentarians


By slow Mills on Rawlings’ radar


By GREDA another elitist thieves


STX is a fool’s gold


In our paradise lost of resources


Official 10 percent bribe/corruption


10 percent to buy private cars, houses


Parade their cars on pot-holed streets

Put up mansions in unplanned areas


Our collective future is a fool’s gold


In the hands of foreigners


Our $10 billion housing project


Slated for elitist thieves


As pupils go to school under trees


As students use broken-bottle beakers


As doctors use flashlight for surgery


As our old infrastructure crumbles


As our police lack patrol vehicles





Simpa Payin Mills


Of ADZE BONE ABA FIE’s fame


Like a confused snail on Tema Motorway


Knows nothing about STX


So Peace FM should tell us


STX the biggest NDC’s joke


Atta Mills’ worst pungent sore


Of stigmas birthed in Swedru





NDC government


NDC foot-soldiers


NDC car-soldiers


NDC tractor-soldiers

JJ Rawlings’ NDC


Now housed Sogakope palace


Yaa Konadu’s NDC


Now housed in her Mum’s home


NDC


Joy FM has no explanation


Joy FM has no substantiation


NDC has explanations to make


NDC has substantiations to do


NDC tell us about STX


Tell us about selling our birthright


Tell us about the bidding for the project


Tell us about land-use for the project


Tell us about the 10% bribes


Tell us about how you plan to pay STX


Tell us about how STX will bring Korean workers


Tell us about how STX houses will go to the elites


Tell us about selling our resources for pittance


Tell us about Indians and the Jubilee House


Tell us about your criticism of the Indian contractors


Tell us about why you like this Korean-based project


Tell us about relegating local contractors


Tell us about all these


Tell it all to Joy FM

So that Joy FM will substantiate





NDC government


NDC foot-soldiers


NDC car-soldiers


Tell us all


Substantiate it all





Koreans will put 200,000 homes


On whose land





Ghana will provide infrastructure


So how will we do it


We lack water, energy, roads, etc.





Koreans will not use local materials


So whose material will they use


Duty-free & tax-free Korean materials





Koreans will not use local expertise


So Korean experts will come


Ghanaians will remain unemployed





Tell us about capital flight

So Koreans will repatriate their profits


Ghanaians will foot all future costs





Tell us about paying the Koreans


How you will pay $ 10 billion loan


Sell our future


Our oil under the sea


Gold, diamond, bauxite


Fish in our waters





NDC government


NDC foot-soldiers


NDC car-soldiers


NDC-tractor soldiers


Leave Joy FM alone


Joy FM has no explanation


NDC tell us about STX





**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.