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NDC’s Name for the Jet: Mills Flies Away for good

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

NDC’s Name for the Jet: MILLS FLIES AWAY FOR GOOD

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President Mills and his entourage can now fly the new presidential jet, the

Falcon 900 for both national and international duties. The new jet was

commissioned in Accra this morning by Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama”

(Ghanaweb, October 7, 2010).

The NPP says the commissioning of the new Jet confirms that the NDC has “a

hallmark of double standards and dishonesty… The NPP is further infuriated by

the NDC’s announcement that it would purchase eight additional airplanes made up

of two light aircrafts, four helicopters, a one 50-seater aircraft and an

Embraer 190 jet from Brazil in 2011, to enhance the work of the Ghana Armed

Forces.” (Ghanaweb, October 8, 2010)

I. MIILS IS BLINDSIDED

Mills looks at the sun

He can’t see or feel it

He is lost in limbo

On a fool’s errand

On a path of NDC’s lunacy

In the grip of Team B goons

Mills calls the sun the moon

So Mills will rename the Jet

Sanctified rituals of hypocrisy

Celebrations of ineptitude

Toxins unleashed by the NDC

Permanent ontological crooks

Mills’ vainness is his selling point

Seductive narrative of the absurd

Call the jet NAADU’S FLYING DOGS

Call it JJ’S FLYING FIRE SERVICE

Call it MILLS IS FLYING AWAY

Mills departed long ago

Call the jet by any other name

It’s Kufour’s initiative

NDC decried it, politicized it

Called Kufour names

Oh! Simpa Panyin Atta Mess

JJ’s Konongo Kaya

JJ’s Kotokroba Tire-man

II. NDC’S EIGHT JETS

NDC will buy eight jets

Eight planes to praise the NPP

Eight planes on our land-plain

Our land-plain called Ghana

Is desiccated

Deprived

Disadvantaged

Depressed

Eight planes on the plain

Nothing works on the plain

Tree-schools on the plain

We lack water on the plain

We lack healthcare on the plain

We lack good roads on the plain

We have street-kids on the plain

We can’t pay workers on the plain

III. MILLS FLIES AWAY

Fly Simpa Panyin Atta

Fly Simpa Mills

Fly the jet

Fly like a fry

Fly onto the NDC’s dung

Dung in the Castle’s dungeon

Fly, fly away from Ghana

Fly Simpa Panyin Atta

Fly to the dungeon

Change the name of the jet

Call it by any other name

MILLS IS FLYING AWAY

Like a vulture

Roaming for a carcass

NDC call NPP all names

Name-calling for buying the jet

NDC bought the jet & all is quiet

Have we heard from Mahama

No Sir/Madam

Have we heard from JJ

No Sir/Madam

Have you heard from Konadu

No Sir/Madam

Have we heard Tony Aidoo

No Sir/Madam

Have we heard from Bagbin

No Sir/Madam

Have you heard from Nketiah

No Sir/Madam

Have we heard from Pratt

No Sir/Madam

IV. MMOBROWA PERORATION

Eh! Master long time ago

Hmm! Yes, long time ago

Ghana hard paa oh Master

Well Ghana be strange too

Politicians dey ride us paa

Masses de suffer

Politicians dey enjoy

Expensive SUVs

Plush tractors

Posh jets

NDC has the jet

So Mills go fly fly away

Fly away to the dungeon

Fly away from Ghanaians

Mills dey left already, gone

Let him fly away, fly away

Mills dey fly away for good

Mills dey lost in limbo

Mills dey for Team B grip

In JJ’s anointed dungeon

*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.