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Segbefias Are Killing Mills

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

The SEGBEFIAS

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The Attorney General has asked an Accra Commercial Court hearing the writ filed

against NDC stalwart Alfred Woyome seven months ago for more time to study the case.

The Attorney General's Department was in court this morning over the payment of 42

million cedis judgment debt awarded to Mr. Woyome. In a related development, Deputy

Chief of Staff Alex Segbefia has been defending the payment of the 42 million cedis

to Mr. Woyome” (Ghanaweb Dec 22, 2011).

The say Mills spoke

Finally he did speak

Finally he spoke volumes

Like a frog forced out of water

Out of the Keta Sea

Out of the Paga Pond

Out of frustration

Mills croaked

Croaked against Woyome’s saga

The saga of Betty Mold’s sagacity

Molding fraudulent sagacity

But the Castle pond is still full

Full of croaking narratives

The seductive heat of warm cash

NDC’s pungently warm cash

Warm cash in the pocket of Woyome

Warned Mills’ worn-out heart

Ah! Mills’ moment of excellence

Ah! Mills’ moment of clarity

So Mills says investigate “Woyome”

And Segbefia says Mills go to hell

Mills calls into question “Woyome”

Segbefia summons all the answers

Why are we all silent

Goading on the Trojan horses

The Trojan Horses

In the Castle

At the Castle

Within the Castle

By the Castle

Atop the Castle

The School boys

Mills’ men of the river

Of that over-flooded river

Where Mills is paddled

Like a clueless wave

Paddled back and forth

Like a lost wave

Splashing all into debris

Why are we all silent

Time for NDC to save Mills

Time for all Ghanaians

To save Mills from himself

From his obscured self

Drowned

Swamped

Soaked in acid

Drenched in tasteless salt

Well Mills is his own sun

It is his shadow we see

Spineless shadow

The shadow of a hypocrite

Cast in Simpa Panyin

Supple as Fante dokono

Flooded by boys

Whose first jobs are Aides

Deputy Ministers

Chiefs of Staff

Castle Cooks

Castle Drivers

Castle Messengers

Castle Car Officials

Castle Go-Betweens

Castle Body Guards

Deputy Ministers

Spokespersons

Tema Port Representatives

Ah! Mills coughed

Discharged phlegmatic dart

Darted at the Attorney General

To reopen the case

To satisfy Ghanaians

Then comes another school boy

The gallant Alex Segbefia

The Deputy Aide

Contradicting Mills

Mill’s efforts to clean the pond

Of segregated fish

Salted fishes full of sand

That have swarmed the Castle pond

Whose cacophonous narratives

Have drowned the frogs of Osu

Have drowned Simpa Mills

The prophetic Adze pa

Adze pa that never was

The say Mills spoke

Finally he did speak

Finally spoke

Like a frog forced out of water

Out of frustration

Mills croaked

Croaked against Woyome’s saga

The saga of Betty Mold’s sagacity

Molding fraudulent sagacity

But the Castle pond is still full

Full of croaking narratives

*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.