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A letter to my 21-year-old self from the year 2063

Dear Irene Yaa Frimpomaa Sasu, I write to you from a future I am not happy and proud of living in, and I hope this letter guides you at least to forge a better future than I currently find myself in for yourself.

Poem - Drop that chamber!


DROP THAT CHAMBER!

(As a campaign against the building of a new 200m dollars chamber for Ghanaian Parliamentarians while the citizens suffer)

We are many, they are few!

They are few, we are many!
Let’s chant this Babylon down!
They are powerless, we are powerful!

We are powerful, they are powerless!

This Babylon must fall!
On this piece

Of a land crowned with Peace
Led by clowns

Begotten from the thumbs of men of crowns,

 

This Babylon must fall!

Let’s chant this Babylon down!

We are many, they are few!

 

On this piece

Of a land crowned with Peace

Led by clowns

Begotten from the thumbs of men of crowns,

 

We may die

Because our tongues cannot keep the truth…

We may die because

We shan’t allow clowns to eat our sweats and ease upon our heads

 

This Babylon must fall!

Let’s chant this Babylon down!

They are powerless, we are powerful!

 

For God & Country

And for today & the unbirthed future

We must fight these Coward-thieves

Hiding behind laws to silently strangle us to death

 

We must

Wrestle these Nebus out now before sunset

And unwing them

Before they use our power to destroy us

 

We must not

Allow them build any useless chamber pot

With air conditions

To refrigerate their dysfunctional medullas

 

These Nebus must wither!

They are powerless, we are powerful!

These Nebus must wither!

They are few, we are many!

 

For today and the unbirthed future,

We must drop

That useless Chamber…

For God & Country, these baboons must drop that chamber pot!

They are powerless, we are powerful!

We are powerful, they are powerless!

 

We are many, they are few!

They are few, we are many!

 

This Babylon must fall!

Let’s chant this Babylon down!

 

Drop that chamber!

Tsooooooooo boie!

 

*Nebus—Nebuchaedenezers * Tsooooooooo boie!—An awaking call

Source: Oswald Okaitei

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Why marry a corpse?

I thought the marrying of corpses (posthumous marriage or necrogamy) was a uniquely African practice for recalcitrant men and women, until I read otherwise. The practice is to be found in Europe and Asia too and it has nuances across continents.

How far will PDS go?

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Womanising financial year

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Elizabeth Ohene writes : Spreading fear and panic

Spreading fear and panic : There is a saying in my language which translates literally as, “The monkey says it isn’t the man who has perched him on his shoulders and is parading him around that annoys him so much as the man who shouts: ‘heh, look at that monkey’.”

My wife used 'Juju' on me

If you are a beautiful single girl and having a hard time dealing with guys worrying you with those ‘I miss you’ ‘I miss you’ useless WhatsApp messages er, don’t worry.

Africa : Cursed by aid

Sub-Saharan Africa has a comfortable prominence among the world’s most aid-dependent countries. Even the phrase “aid-dependent” is annoying. But perhaps over the years African leaders have not thought it annoying enough, or they would have shown leadership of the kind that would have evicted their countries from this shameful front row. At the very least it should have struck them as ironical.

MANASSEH’S FOLDER : Mr. President, show me your friend

Dear Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, It’s been a while since I last wrote to you. I know this letter, like the last one I wrote to you on the worsening security situation in Ghana, will not put a smile on your face. But that should not stop me from writing to you.

Samson Lardy's Take: Guns, more guns

I fear the gun I must have. I fear because while the UN is worried that some $3 trillion is spent each day buying guns, my government and its officers entrusted to ensure only those who must own guns have and use them appropriately must be sleeping on the job. They do not have an idea of many guns are in private hands or illegally so.

Tackling the threatening menace of kidnapping

Ghana is internationally reputed as one of the most peaceful countries in the world compared to others around the globe but recent grapplings with kidnapping seem to threaten that reputation.