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NDC is Broke yet Elitist Bloodsucking Mosquitoes are Thriving

Mon, 17 May 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu

Nketia has stated that the ruling party is currently facing financial difficulties

(Ghanaweb May 14, 2010)

General Mosquito

Sucker of national blood

The chief of bloodsuckers

Synonymous with our elites

Our thievery political elites

Our time-honored elitist thieves

Long-standing thievery elites

Whines again in our ears

Slurring in our ears

NDC is broke today

NDC was broke before the elections

But NDC had millions of dollars

To malign their opponents

To give out chamber-pots

Mats, cutlasses, lamps, bicycles

A fleet of campaign cars

Thievery elites

Elites without conscience

Elites without moral rectitude

Elitist thieves that are celebrated

Celebrated by the impoverished

By the deprived

By the poor

By university female students

Paradox of cracked psyches

Of cowards who hail thieves

Listen to the hollow man

The Mosquito of old

Who has never been fattened

From draining our blood

The hypocrite

He who has hollow cheeks

That never fills up

Dusting our eyes

That NDC is broke

Even as the NDCers seize toilets

As the NDCers mine from toilets

As the NDCers takes over toll-booths

As the NDCers steal cars

As ministers put up houses

Even as Rawlings burns houses

To get a new state-house

State-furnished in millions of dollars

General Mosquito

Sucker of national blood

The bloodsuckers

Synonymous with our elites

The thin hollow man

The ungrateful man

He who can’t grow fat

Fattened by the state

Fattened on the state

Unlike JJ has no big belly

Big belly to show for thievery

Ghoulish in stride

Ghoulish in stealing

The thin strident mosquito

With hollow cheeks

Deceptive cheeks

General Mosquito

Sucker of national blood

The bloodsuckers

Synonymous with our elites

NDC is broke

But NDC people are rich

Looking into the horizon

Smiling and chattering

Tractor agents

Car agents

Passport agents

Housing agents

Driver’s license agents

Chiefs who went broke

Lost their gait

Lost their chiefly dignity

Like an Akuapem chieftain

Like the Ada chieftain

Like the Dagarti Chieftain

Like the Anloga chieftain

Now have chests of wealthy hairs

Assorted hairs plucked from the Castle

Rawlings is burning government’s house

His cats and dogs are safe

His expensive suits are safe

None of them got burnt

The NDC is footing his bills

The new house for chief fireman

He who knows how to set fire

He who knows how to burn

The hypocritical Mosquito

The bloodsuckers

Deceptively thin


Of elitist thieves

Town-crier with hollow cheeks

Liar with hoarse voice

Crying that NDC is broke

Elitist thieves

Killers of the dream

Crying broke

While amassing wealth

*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.