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Fifty Million for Police & 50 Million WOYOMED

“A 50 million Euro loan facility has been secured by government for the Ghana Police Service to procure over 500 vehicles to enhance the work of service personnel. This was disclosed by Vice president John Dramani Mahama when he joined officers and men of the service at the annual Ghana Police Service West Africa Security Activities, WASSA, 2011 end of year party at the Police Headquarters in Accra” (Ghanaweb February 26, 2012).

Oh! Radioactive thieves

Pen-armed robbers

Take a loan of 50 million

Ah! Give away 50 million

Hmm! Ah! Free 50 million

To a crony

To a con artist

To Crook Woyome

The celebrated thief

The calibrated thief

Celebrated by his chiefs

Our archives of pain

Our wombs of pain

Like pregnant women

In painful living-death

In our hospitals

Death & deadly

Derelict hospitals

Decrepit hospitals

Decaying hospitals

Dilapidated hospitals

Our birthrights of corruption

Oh! Biographies of corruption

Our genealogies of corruption

Eh! Massa we dey meet paa

Ah! My Child we meet again

Eh! Massa now time hard

Ah! You no dey alone oh

Today tro tro be empty

Ah! People no get money

Oh! The police dey for road

Hmm! Police na so so bribes

Our national lunacy

Our deep lunacy

Herded by thieves

Educated thieves

Pen-armed robbers

Thieves of our hope

Thieves that kill hope

Massa see policeman shoes

Ha ha haa! Erosion get am

Massa that be wicked joke

The Police go improve now

Eh! Woyome dey for road

Police no like Woyome bribe

My child Mills take loan

Eh! Massa another loan

Hmm! Child yes loans

Another loan to buy cars

To clean Accra

To dig pit latrines

To buy chewing sticks

To drain Korle Lagoon

To buy Chinese chop sticks

To bring in foreign artisans

To buy foreign sand

Oh! This loan is a good one

This dey buys cars for police

Massa how much loan

Oh! 50 million Euros

We Ghanaians be funny paa

Foreign diplomats don laugh

Yes! Dey for laugh at us

And we for laugh at us too

Eh! Woyome get free 50 Million

Eh! We take loan of 50 million

Master, I go get down here

My Child! Another day

Oh! Our lost cause

Of celebrating thieves

Of lionizing crooks

Of reserving state burials

For pen-armed robbers

For killers of our dream

Ah! This painful circus

That lacerates our hearts

In the postcolony of fools

In a full circle circling fools

In a fool's errand for fools

*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 akadumensema@yahoo.com

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