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Opinions of Saturday, 11 February 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Kutu & Co and Liman Adore our WOYOMITIES

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Exhaustive investigations by ANN have produced a portrait of how Woyome spent the
funds transferred to him:

(A). On 6/4/2011: GHc 51,200,000.00 was credited to Woyome's account at Unibank,
which is owned by Dr. Kwabena Duffuor;

(B). On 7/15/2011: Mrs. Neequaye, the wife of the state attorney was given
GHc400,000.00 (GBP 160,000.00 or $ 267,000.00);

(C). On 8/1/2011: GHc 2,500,000.00 (GBP 1,000,000.00 or $ 1,670,000.00) was paid to
Castle account;

and (D) On 8/5/2011: GHc 5,000,000.00 (GBP 2,000,000.00 or $ 3,340,000.00) to Ghana
Broadcasting Corporation for Ataa-Mills re-election programmes” (Posting on
Ghanaweb, Feb 9, 2012).

We dreamt with hope
For accountability
For probity
For transparency
And we shouted JJ JJ JJ
Let the blood flow
Our pedagogic vanity
His revolutionary conceit
And the blood flowed
In reality it was what it is
Our dream deferred
Our quest for WOYOMES

It is a new day in Ghana
Kutu & co have returned
Saint Liman has returned
All cloistered in grace
With evocative poise
They are petals in our midst
In our withering garden
They are happy for all
Those celebrating Woyome
The financier of the NDC
The re-builder of the Castle
The healer of Atta Mess-iah
The new god of the Volta

Kutu & co are here
Happy for all of us
For our skillful strides
In probity
In transparency
In accountability
In nation-building

Col. Roger Feli is here
Murdered for a loan
For taking a 50, 000 loan
Fifty-thousand old cedis
Col. Feli thanks all Ghanaians
The Volta Youth Group & MPs
All who hail Great Woyome
For his theft of GHC 58 million

Saint Liman is wielding his kola
Liman is drinking his whisky
That was what JJ told all of us
So Liman is forever kola-ed
So Liman is forever whisky-ed
Ah! Liman is happy for JJ
For JJ’s present huge wealth
Wealth that defies probity

It is a new day in Ghana
Kutu & co have returned
Saint Liman has returned
All are happy for Ghanaians
For the educated thieves
Thievery Socialists
Thievery Legon lecturers
Thievery student leaders
Thievery WDC/PDC thugs
Today they are alive
They are all billionaires
Rojo Nunoos
E. T. Mensahs
Asiedu Nketiahs
Pay-Vulture Obengs

Kutu & co are here
Happy for all of us
Happy to see our heroes
Eternal evergreen heroes
To see Woyome the Great
In heroic mythical pose
Hail the Great Woyome
Lionized by all
Baptized in the Volta
Dripping with nationalism
By Kwabena Adjei
The master of cat-ting
Has now cut his teeth

Kutu & co have returned
Saint Liman has returned
They are happy for all of us
For our great strides
In accountability
In probity
In transparency
Happy that we have seen it all
Happy that we have heard it all
Happy that we are in full circle
Fooling hope
Happy that we have had it all
Kufour’s Hotel
Mills’ Woyomites
JJ’s Nsawam Cannery
It is a new day in Ghana
Our sterile seasons of anomy
Darkness has besieged us
Our filmic signification

*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