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Opinions of Monday, 26 April 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

B333333: Bleating Thievery Elites Have Gone the Way of GOATS

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.





The Volta Regional Minister, Joseph Amenowode, has stated that he does not take


money or kickbacks from contractors... Mr. Amenowode however said that he will not


hesitate to take goats if they bring them to him. “I always reject envelopes from


people but if you bring me a goat, I will accept them, adding, “Will you have


rejected them if you were in my shoes?”





Bleating goats


Diapers


Goats in suit


Called educated elites


Diapering thievery


Goat-ing thievery


The educated thieves take it all


They have gone the way of goats


Foraging freely like goats


Released from walled moral probity


Corruption is their birthright


The educated elites


Dishonest kingpins


Take it all


Bleating like free-range goats


Bleating like non-fenced goats


The educated mercenaries


With long grafting fingers


Fingers that love to caress goats


Goats in envelopes





Bleating goats


The educated thieves take it all


And have it all made


The Joseph Amenowodes


Decries money


But loves goats in envelope


Concealed theft


Hidden theft


Give it four legs


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Corruption strutting on four legs


In the Volta


Across the Castle


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For all to see


Honest thieves


Enveloping goats


Enveloping diapers


Enveloping tractors


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Our bureaucrats


The pen-armed robbers


Come to riches in all forms


The educated thieves


Bleating like goats


Armed robbers wielding pens


Car thieves


Land thieves


House thieves


Tractor thieves


Scholarship thieves


Wife thieves


Ten percent bank-loans thieves


Immigration thieves


Legal thieves


Drug thieves


Furniture aka Sekyi-Hughes thieves


Thievery corrupt elites


Morally bankrupt elites


Who make armed robbers proud


Whose thievery dignify armed robbery


Whose craft sanitizes sakawa


Now we have goat thieves


Goats in envelope thieves


Thieves who tell us how they steal





Eh! The VR Regional Minister


Yes, oh!


Na him surprise you


No no surprise left Ghana


Hmm! Nothing dey surprise me


Ghana hard oh!


No Ghanaians dey sick


Yes we dey sick for corruption


Money no be good no more


Haba you for understand


Trokosi shrine for demand goats


Envelope no get place for shrine


Massa corruption be open book


Every Ghana worker be corrupt


Na true or corruption be our life


We dey breathe am


We dey wear am


We drink am





Diapers


Goats


The educated thieves take it all


They have gone the way of goats


Foraging freely like goats


Released from walled moral probity


Thieves who tell us how they steal


Honest thieves


Enveloping goats


Enveloping diapers


Enveloping tractors


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*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