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Opinions of Monday, 11 October 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

NDC’s Name for the Jet: Mills Flies Away for good

NDC’s Name for the Jet: MILLS FLIES AWAY FOR GOOD

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President Mills and his entourage can now fly the new presidential jet, the
Falcon 900 for both national and international duties. The new jet was
commissioned in Accra this morning by Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama”
(Ghanaweb, October 7, 2010).

The NPP says the commissioning of the new Jet confirms that the NDC has “a
hallmark of double standards and dishonesty… The NPP is further infuriated by
the NDC’s announcement that it would purchase eight additional airplanes made up
of two light aircrafts, four helicopters, a one 50-seater aircraft and an
Embraer 190 jet from Brazil in 2011, to enhance the work of the Ghana Armed
Forces.” (Ghanaweb, October 8, 2010)

I. MIILS IS BLINDSIDED
Mills looks at the sun
He can’t see or feel it
He is lost in limbo
On a fool’s errand
On a path of NDC’s lunacy
In the grip of Team B goons
Mills calls the sun the moon
So Mills will rename the Jet
Sanctified rituals of hypocrisy
Celebrations of ineptitude
Toxins unleashed by the NDC
Permanent ontological crooks

Mills’ vainness is his selling point
Seductive narrative of the absurd
Call the jet NAADU’S FLYING DOGS
Call it JJ’S FLYING FIRE SERVICE
Call it MILLS IS FLYING AWAY
Mills departed long ago
Call the jet by any other name
It’s Kufour’s initiative
NDC decried it, politicized it
Called Kufour names
Oh! Simpa Panyin Atta Mess
JJ’s Konongo Kaya
JJ’s Kotokroba Tire-man

II. NDC’S EIGHT JETS
NDC will buy eight jets
Eight planes to praise the NPP
Eight planes on our land-plain
Our land-plain called Ghana
Is desiccated
Deprived
Disadvantaged
Depressed
Eight planes on the plain
Nothing works on the plain
Tree-schools on the plain
We lack water on the plain
We lack healthcare on the plain
We lack good roads on the plain
We have street-kids on the plain
We can’t pay workers on the plain

III. MILLS FLIES AWAY
Fly Simpa Panyin Atta
Fly Simpa Mills
Fly the jet
Fly like a fry
Fly onto the NDC’s dung
Dung in the Castle’s dungeon
Fly, fly away from Ghana
Fly Simpa Panyin Atta
Fly to the dungeon
Change the name of the jet
Call it by any other name
MILLS IS FLYING AWAY
Like a vulture
Roaming for a carcass

NDC call NPP all names
Name-calling for buying the jet
NDC bought the jet & all is quiet
Have we heard from Mahama
No Sir/Madam
Have we heard from JJ
No Sir/Madam
Have you heard from Konadu
No Sir/Madam
Have we heard Tony Aidoo
No Sir/Madam
Have we heard from Bagbin
No Sir/Madam
Have you heard from Nketiah
No Sir/Madam
Have we heard from Pratt
No Sir/Madam

IV. MMOBROWA PERORATION
Eh! Master long time ago
Hmm! Yes, long time ago
Ghana hard paa oh Master
Well Ghana be strange too
Politicians dey ride us paa
Masses de suffer
Politicians dey enjoy
Expensive SUVs
Plush tractors
Posh jets

NDC has the jet
So Mills go fly fly away
Fly away to the dungeon
Fly away from Ghanaians
Mills dey left already, gone
Let him fly away, fly away
Mills dey fly away for good
Mills dey lost in limbo
Mills dey for Team B grip
In JJ’s anointed dungeon

*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