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Trotro Rumors: Mills RETREAT to Cement His Two-“Tribes” Policy

Tue, 20 Apr 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

President Mills and his Cabinet ministers riding in a Castle staff bus to the Kofi

Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre for the retreat. A two-day Cabinet

retreat designed to take stock of the government’s ‘Better Ghana’ agenda has

opened in Accra.

Madam you for push small

Bro where I for push to

Push! This trotro life hard

Eh! No be trotro no more

We dey pay dollar dollar

Eh! Ghana hard today oh

We voted Mills for better

Whetin better things be that

Mills promise us his soul

Ah his soul dey for JJ hand

I hear say Mills dey go blind

Aha Mills no dey see clear

Na so he dey meet ministers

He go see them in RETREAT

Yeah he for see them fili fili

Mills no sabe his ministers

But he sabe say all be Ewes

Ah North people too oh

Well JJ de appoint them all

Na so so JJ no dey complain

See JJ no talk against tribalism

So whetin koraa dem go do

The RETREAT go help Mills

That one be another konomtea

I hear say per diem go dey

Eh! Per Diem dey attend too

No, Bro per diem be money

So money dey chop money

Hmm Mills go chop akpele

Ah you forget tuo safi too

Eh! Fante dokono is no more

I hear say Mills dey learn Ewe

How Mills for go learn Ewe

Na all him ministers be Ewes

Aha so Mills for learn Ewe

Hmm! Ghanaians for think

Yes, we for think hard oh

How say Ewe dey control us

But Kufour Asante control us

But Kufour no bad like Mills

Mills dey do am fili fili oh

So Kufour do so Mills for do

No no we for do better now

Na true na true, we for grow

Yes, democracy for grow

Democracy be for all of us

All ministers left Castle

Mills rent Ayariga tractors

No dem use Segbefia buses

Na that be NDC port quota

NDC take bus, car from Tema

So dem meet for Jubilee House

No NDC never dey go Jubilee

Why we dey use Slave Castle

Because JJ no build any Jubilee

Eh JJ dey burn house he no build

Well JJ renovate slave castle

So JJ enslave Mills for Castle

Na you de speak proper proper

Whetin dey go talk for RETREAT

Hmm! Whetin dem go discuss

Trotro people make I list for you

Good policy go be first for list la

No no NDC no dey work like that

So you dey put all together all la

Na so so oh good and bad all all

Eh! Massa we dey listen oh hurry


1. Mills go take crash course in Ewe

2. Mills go learn to eat akpele & tuo safi

3. Rawlings go join Fire Service

4. Konadu go teach fire escape

5. How to park seized cars for Castle

6. Give Koku Anyidoho more teeth

7. Jail all NPPs who question JJ

8. Hail JJ for campaigning for NPP

9. Seize and colonize more toilets

10. Bawku be tractor-warfare camp

11. Renovate JJ new house for $500,000

12. NDC go build new Jubilee in Castle

13. Make JJ’s new house fire-proof

14. Give NDC foot-soldiers cars & trains

15. Kwesi Pratt no go protest for petrol

16. Give all contractor jobs to NDC

17. Announce jobs from 1.6 to 10 million

18. NDC youths go take over Castle

19. Betty Mould go arrest Rawlings

20. List NDC names for World Cup visit

21. Konadu as NDC 2012 prez candidate

22. Secure oil for ex-convict Tsatsu Tsikata

23. Who born dogs kinship kill Mills

24. Ghanaians for regret voting NDC

25. Retain indemnity clause for JJ

26. Increase petrol & food prices

27. Social engineering of hardship

28. NDC ministers put up houses

29. Mills remains happily clueless

30. So Rawlings continues to bark

Massa this list dey look like Mills

Yes, we love Mills’ better Ghana

*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.