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Opinions of Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Trotro Rumors: Mills RETREAT to Cement His Two-“Tribes” Policy

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

President Mills and his Cabinet ministers riding in a Castle staff bus to the Kofi
Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre for the retreat. A two-day Cabinet
retreat designed to take stock of the government’s ‘Better Ghana’ agenda has
opened in Accra.

Madam you for push small
Bro where I for push to
Push! This trotro life hard
Eh! No be trotro no more
We dey pay dollar dollar

Eh! Ghana hard today oh
We voted Mills for better
Whetin better things be that
Mills promise us his soul
Ah his soul dey for JJ hand
I hear say Mills dey go blind
Aha Mills no dey see clear
Na so he dey meet ministers
He go see them in RETREAT
Yeah he for see them fili fili
Mills no sabe his ministers
But he sabe say all be Ewes
Ah North people too oh
Well JJ de appoint them all
Na so so JJ no dey complain
See JJ no talk against tribalism

So whetin koraa dem go do
The RETREAT go help Mills
That one be another konomtea
I hear say per diem go dey
Eh! Per Diem dey attend too
No, Bro per diem be money
So money dey chop money
Hmm Mills go chop akpele
Ah you forget tuo safi too
Eh! Fante dokono is no more

I hear say Mills dey learn Ewe
How Mills for go learn Ewe
Na all him ministers be Ewes
Aha so Mills for learn Ewe
Hmm! Ghanaians for think
Yes, we for think hard oh
How say Ewe dey control us
But Kufour Asante control us
But Kufour no bad like Mills
Mills dey do am fili fili oh
So Kufour do so Mills for do
No no we for do better now
Na true na true, we for grow
Yes, democracy for grow
Democracy be for all of us

All ministers left Castle
Mills rent Ayariga tractors
No dem use Segbefia buses
Na that be NDC port quota
NDC take bus, car from Tema

So dem meet for Jubilee House
No NDC never dey go Jubilee
Why we dey use Slave Castle
Because JJ no build any Jubilee
Eh JJ dey burn house he no build
Well JJ renovate slave castle
So JJ enslave Mills for Castle
Na you de speak proper proper

Whetin dey go talk for RETREAT
Hmm! Whetin dem go discuss
Trotro people make I list for you
Good policy go be first for list la
No no NDC no dey work like that
So you dey put all together all la
Na so so oh good and bad all all
Eh! Massa we dey listen oh hurry

1. Mills go take crash course in Ewe
2. Mills go learn to eat akpele & tuo safi
3. Rawlings go join Fire Service
4. Konadu go teach fire escape
5. How to park seized cars for Castle
6. Give Koku Anyidoho more teeth
7. Jail all NPPs who question JJ
8. Hail JJ for campaigning for NPP
9. Seize and colonize more toilets
10. Bawku be tractor-warfare camp
11. Renovate JJ new house for $500,000
12. NDC go build new Jubilee in Castle
13. Make JJ’s new house fire-proof
14. Give NDC foot-soldiers cars & trains
15. Kwesi Pratt no go protest for petrol
16. Give all contractor jobs to NDC
17. Announce jobs from 1.6 to 10 million
18. NDC youths go take over Castle
19. Betty Mould go arrest Rawlings
20. List NDC names for World Cup visit
21. Konadu as NDC 2012 prez candidate
22. Secure oil for ex-convict Tsatsu Tsikata
23. Who born dogs kinship kill Mills
24. Ghanaians for regret voting NDC
25. Retain indemnity clause for JJ
26. Increase petrol & food prices
27. Social engineering of hardship
28. NDC ministers put up houses
29. Mills remains happily clueless
30. So Rawlings continues to bark

Massa this list dey look like Mills
Yes, we love Mills’ better Ghana

*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