NDC Give to Fulera What You’ve Done for Konadu

Sun, 18 Jul 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The CPP Youths have faulted the NDC for rehabilitating the house of the mother

of Konadu Rawlings for her to move in, while neglecting Mrs. Fulera Limann, [the

wife of Dr. Hilla Limann] who was a First Lady before her” (Abridged From

JoyFMOnline, July 13, 2010).

Fellow Ghanaians dig deeper

Dig deeper into our soiled past

Our collective archives of trauma

From 1979 to the present

See JJ’s seismic political wreck

Wreckage of Fathia Nkrumah

Naa Morkor Busia and all

Spouses of Acheampong & co

Spouses of the murdered Judges

Victims of JJ’s predatory rampage

Their families, their seized wealth

JJ the self-righteous messiah

The self-righteous freeloader

Ah! Fulera Limann

Korle-Bu bills bankrupted Limann

Fulera couldn’t foot the bills either

Not from her tie-and-dye trade

JJ had impoverished Limann

Limann died sadly

Like a rat in a bush fire

Limann had no place to run to

Never had overseas healthcare

Korle-Bu bills bankrupted Limann

Limann never took on a Paul Gyamfi

JJ’s name at a hospital overseas

Paid for by the state

Rawlings’ seasons of hypocrisy

Of impoverishing us

Of enriching himself/family

Mrs. Fulera Limann

Has no Nsawam Cannery

Has not milked women’s movements

Has not bought a Jacuzzi

Has not bought costly flower vases

Has no Mom’s house to go to

Her husband Limann died penniless

Fulera has worked all her life

Konadu has it all

Never worked in life

Never has been a housewife

Dozens of willing housemaids

Dozens of subdued security men

Guards with her murderous keys

Keys that killed the judges

Eh! JJ and Yaa Konadu

The multimillionaires

Of Adjiringano

Of Sogakope

Of Afram Plains

Of a fleet of cars

Of speedboats for killing flies

Of overseas education of kids

Of free food, housing for 31 years

The Chief Fire Officer

He who burns without ashes

And NDC did it all

For the homeless millionaires

Refurbished Konadu’s Mom’s house


Hoping to remold the ashes of Ridge

Dr. Hilla Limann

A man of honor

Pushed his tired car

His aging, battered car

Never had JJ’s post- 2000 16 cars

Never toyed with Air Force planes

Toy-teaching his daughters how to fly

Never joy-rode in bullet-proof cars

Never had an Adjiringano

A Sogakope

An Afram Plain farmhouse

Some overseas mansions

Never educated his kids overseas

Never burnt down any house

Never killed any judge

Never brutalized Makola women

Never sold an Nsawam to Fulera

But JJ demonized Limann

As JJ has demonized all others





Even his Swedru bastard: Mills

Mills of benumbing bastardies

NDC do unto Fulera

Konadu has it all

Fulera does not

Do unto Fulera

What you’ve done for Konadu

Let us shatter the genealogy of lies

Shatter the insidious acidic politics

Insidious narratives of the Rawlingses

Their deceitful conceited meta-narratives

Their mesmerizing political wreck

Their virus of our post-1979 postcolony

Their archive of our collective trauma

That has mummified us in despair

*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.