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Opinions of Sunday, 16 December 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu Ntiriwa

NDC Incommunicado Team: MEN Paid $6000 for Noise


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*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, PhD

**Submitted on December 14, 2012

“A communications team member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC),
Kakra Essamuah has hinted he will support any coup d’état in the country if Nana
Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is
declared president by a court of competent jurisdiction” (Ghanaweb December 11,
2012).

NDC Communications Team
Trojan horses in the bloody Castle
One million noisy MEN
Cacophonous MEN
Job for the NDC boys
Job for the NDC boys
Paid $6,000 per month
WOMEN excluded
Their names come in all alphabets
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP
NDC Communications Team
With their populist simplifications
Incentivizes political sadism
Like vultures in prayerful flight
Sharpening their pray over prey

NDC Communications Team
WOMEN excluded
Job for the NDC boys
Paid $6,000 per month
While teachers suffer
While nurses suffer
While the police suffer
The sprawling team
Of one million men
Of noise-makers
Of cacophonous noise
Of useless utterances

NDC Communications Team
Horn-blowers of self-validation
With their stentorian tones
Narratives gone berserk
With pompous choking words
Bandits with horns
Horn-blowers of cacophonies

NDC Communications Team
Vultures preening their feathers
Feathering their nests
Nesting on the bloody slave Castle
Cacophonous million MEN
WOMEN excluded

Every new day
They come forward
Serenading cacophonies
Paid to scream
Paid to insult
Paid to shout
Every new day
New MEN come forward
Tell us
They on the NDC Communication Team
The Supreme NDC Communications team
The ever-present team
The omnipresent team
The pervasive team
Cacophonous team of one Million men
No women allowed
Job for the NDC boys
Paid $6,000 per month
While teachers suffer
While nurses suffer
While the police suffer
The sprawling team
Of noise-makers
Of discordant newsmakers
All appointed by Kofi Awonoor
They are one thousand strong
Their names are:
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Ah!
1
2
3
4
And counting
One million strong under Mills
And still counting
Under Mahama

NDC Communications Team
Limitless MEN
No WOMEN allowed
Job for the NDC boys
Paid $6,000 per month
While teachers suffer
While nurses suffer
While the police suffer
The ubiquitous teamsters
Of noise-makers
This cacophonous team
With their tautological assertions
Of self-promotion & self-reductionism

*Akadu Ntiriwa 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 My poems and essays on Ghanaweb
and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in part for any academic or
scholarly work without my written permission.

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