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P/NDC Mosquitoes Feed on Poor JJ “Barking Dog”

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The outspoken MP for the Lower Manya constituency, Hon. Michael Teye Nyaunu, has

taken a swipe at the General Secretary of the ruling NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia,

saying it is unfortunate for him to describe ex-President JJ Rawlings, who once fed

him as a ‘barking dog.’ According to him, Mr. Nketiah, whose moniker in the

political landscape is popularly known as ‘General Mosquito’ used to receive rice,

sugar and other allocations monthly from former president Rawlings when the NDC was

in opposition” Ghanaweb October 19, 2011).

I. P/NDC POOR IN OPPOSITION

NDC in opposition

The Asiedu Nketiahs

Looking like vultures

Vultures in empty caves

Dirty, scrawny

Without prey

Lean and hungry

Fetid beaks & claws

Hollow, sunken cheeks

Decaying, stunted grey hair

Gangrened, wrinkled necks

Putrefied, swollen armpits

Poised for carcasses of wealth

The Mosquito Nketiahs

Killers of the dream

We know them all

NDC gurus

NDC agents

NDC chiefs

Stomach politicians

Elitist pen-robbers

Three years in power

They swagger in stolen gold

Wallow in condescension

Clad in stolen state wealth

Hire private jets to weddings

Building mansions, palaces

Exploring Ghana in SUVS

Exploiting young girls in SUVs

II. POOR JJ TO THE RESCUE

JJ is a hero to many

The unsung hero of wealth

The vulture on all carcasses

The vulture of filthy billionaires

The Ahwois

The Tsikatas

The Obed Asamoahs

The ET Mensahs

The Asiedu Nketiahs

All P/NDC Mosquitoes

Ah! Where would they be

Oh! What would they do

Hmm! Without the help of JJ

Poor JJ assisted by shadowy friends

Poor, poor JJ assists shady friends

Ungrateful JJ-made billionaires

Have unleashed the poor wild dog

Poor wild barking dog of our time

Poor JJ is a hero to many

Unsung hero of wealth

Poor JJ has it all

Poor, poor JJ feeds all

JJ has it all, supplies all

Keta School Boys to Mills

Cotton for Ms. Cotton

Yam, cocoyam

Yoke gari (credited)

Rice, sugar, water

Bread, kenkey, banku

Plantain & akpele

Wee/Ntampe, cigars

Ah! Mosquito Nketiah

Eh! Mosquito got it all

Hmm! JJ fed Mosquitoes

III. TIME TELLS ALL

The gods speak for us

Time is on our side

The voiceless

The marginalized

The benighted

Impoverished, helpless

Through bloody mosquitoes

Whining bloody mosquitoes

Time is on our side

Time tells all, all

The gods speak for us

For the impoverished

For the voiceless

For the marginalized

For the benighted

The gods speak for us

We know the POOR

We know the THEIVES

We know the RAGS-TO-RICH

We know the “BARKING DOG”

The killers of our postcolonial dreams

Nativizing poverty, Africanizing poverty

Liberalizing the cremation of the postcolony

Oh! Rise up, rise up, rise up, all rise up

Rise up to chain elitist thieves & the barking dog

*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.