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Opinions of Sunday, 22 January 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Mills Drains Amidu & Paga Crocodiles are Silent

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Martin Amidu
We salute you
We celebrate you
Like Paga Crocodiles
You will be remembered
Deified like Paga Crocodiles

We salute you
Martin Amidu
The brave son of the North
They say you speak truth
You speak truth to power
Truth to timid Simpa Mills
Truth to our poisonous Mold
Truth to the NDC-Team B
Truth to the NDC’s rented press

Simpa Mills hates the truth
He fired them all
For calling Mills Konongo Kaya
For coining Team B
For saying Mills is useless
For stating NDC’s gargantuan crimes

Mills is celebrating Woyome
Mills has eaten Mould’s mold
The Castle Mafia has won
Preening feathers of pride
Feathers of power
Feathers of greed

The WHITE Volta
Is silent
The RED Volta
Is silent
The BLACK Volta
Is silent
The true Volta is roaring

The NDC predator
One man with GH 58 million
Treasures of theft
One Man with GH 58 million
Our poverty lingers on
Praising our emaciated faces
Poised in unsanitary environment
Poised in our treasure trove
Of enriched Korle Lagoon
Our acidic poverty
No water
No public toilets
No electricity
Pot-holed roads
Uncompleted roads
Schools under trees
Broken hospital equipment
Street-kids living with mosquitoes

And Woyome is defended
Consecrated by some

So our sufferings arise
Sufferings summon Woyome
Ah! Amidu has vanished
Through the teeth of Mills
Law Professor
Yet clueless
Yet sadistic
Yet a hypocrite
Yet violent

Amidu has vanished
Paga Crocodiles are no more
The Northern Youth Groups
Ah! They are silent
In Salaga
They were silent
In Tamale
They were silent
In Bolga
They were silent
In Kumasi
They were silent
In Accra
They were silent
The crocodiles are silent
And the WHITE Volta is silent
And the RED Volta is silent
And the BLACK Volta is silent
But the Castle River is roaring
Roaring across precipices
Roaring across divides
And Mills is the sacrificial stone
Amidu is the sacrificial victim

*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