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Opinions of Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Konadu Ask JJ to Live among the Homeless at Sodom & Gomorrah

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

** (Dedicated to the neglected homeless people of Sodom & Gomorrah, etc., Accra,

“Konadu Rawlings yesterday paid glowing tribute to her husband, JJ Rawlings, as the
best husband in the world [ and that] Government’s failure to provide housing has
forced [her] to move to her mother’s house at Nyaniba [Estates] while Rawlings lives
at his Sogakope residence. Since assuming the reins of power, Rawlings has never
failed to exhibit his passion for the ordinary person. (Abridged from Ghanaweb, June
23, 2010)

Ghanaians dey hunger
Yet JJ dey have it all
Free food, cars, housing
Free kerosene for fire
JJ Bellyful since 1979
Oh! Massa since 1979
JJ bring poor things oh
But JJ & family have it all
But Konadu dey complain
Na dat be big big iron
Oh you mean big irony
Ah Massa you speak right
Ghana hard for mmobrowa
Yes, Ghana hard for the poor
Ghana hard under P/NDC
Hypocrite Konadu dey lie
She say JJ dey fight for us
But JJ always dey for Jaguar
We poor dey walk for foot
Not only walk we run after JJ
JJ dey fight imaginary wars
But JJ & his family enjoy proper
Hmm you for talk free food
Make you remember free house
Ha haaa free kerosene for fire
JJ lie to the poor for 31 years
Well JJ still dey fight for us
JJ saved us from Kutu
Hmm JJ saved us from Liman
Yes oh JJ saved us from Kufour
Now JJ dey save us from Mills
But JJ alone be rich for saving all
JJ for come Sodom & Gomorrah
Yes, he for come live with us
Then we all go say good fight
Shia Konadu & JJ be hypocrites

Konadu’s self- righteousness
The hypocrite of our time
The mother of state anarchy
The wife of who born dogs
The wife of abonsam FIRE-MAN
The keeper of murderous keys
Murderous keys of serial agony
Keys that murdered the JUDGES
Yaa Konadu had those keys
Ready on her dining table
For JJ’s murderous kinsmen
Primed to murder for JJ
JJ & Konadu have it all
JJ & Konadu’s rags to riches
She who escapes official fire
Yes, escaped in garlanded kente
Fire that burnt colonial Ridge
On JJ’s unholy Valentine’s Day
When JJ was hunting mosquitoes
Hunting Sogakope mosquitoes
Colluding with Accra mosquitoes
To feed on Simpa Mills’ blood

Konadu has to praise JJ
Praise him for being homeless
For setting his house on fire
Konadu count yourself lucky
Lucky for having a mother’s home
Where you can live your lifestyle
Lifestyle of Jacuzzi-wealth
Of having everything for free
Konadu and JJ are lucky
Lucky to have furnished homes
While most Ghanaians struggle
JJ and Konadu have it all
Yet Konadu is complaining
JJ and Konadu
Hypocrites of our time
You have several homes
Both at home and overseas
You have palatial mansions
Adjirigano PALACE
Palace of four compounds
Yaa Konadu stop lying
Go and live in that palace
Self-righteous hypocrite
Who keep fooling Ghanaians

Hypocritical Yaa Konadu
Yes JJ is fighting for the poor
In his quixotic imaginings
So ask JJ to join the homeless
Homeless at Sodom & Gomorrah
You have had state handouts
Three decades of state handouts
Free housing, food, cars, and all
Hypocrites & killers of the dream
Go and live among the poor
The deprived & disempowered
Of Sodom & Gomorrah
Where people struggle
Where nothing in life is free

*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