Friday, August 27, 2010

Who is/are this/these “New Patriot(s)”?

Feature Article, by Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.

A Rejoinder to: "Some Thoughts On Akufo-Addo's Acceptance Speech",
Feature Article of Sunday, 22 August 2010, Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe,


You ask:

"The question now, therefore, becomes: Who is/are this/these “New
Patriot(s)”?" (See: Some Thoughts On Akufo-Addo's Acceptance Speech",
Feature Article of Sunday, 22 August 2010, Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe,

My Answer:

I do not even want to go into the merits and demerits of your
ridiculous answer to that question. You have such a back-log of
questions to answer and until you give the appropriate answers or
apologies, you are not going anywhere! Perhaps the last time I wrote
on this subject, it was too long so your attention span could be
blamed for this obvious lapse. This time, I shall try to make it short
to avoid such a situation next time! Are you trying to suggest that
you are now a patriot because Akufo Addo won the NPP primaries?
Whether you like it or not, you shall be going on earlier retirement
because your contributions extract rather than add votes to Mr. Nana
Akufo Addo.

I have already told you what a famous Roman general once said “I more
fear a stupid ally than I fear a clever enemy”. How right he was. I
have always considered Kwame Okoampa as the weakest chain in the NPP
propaganda machine as a result of his special skills in writing
prodigiously without thinking about the import of what he writes. If
you are not being haunted by your own unpatriotic and evil-meaning
writings, then you have probably changed tact just to pretend to be a
good Ghanaian for the sake of your cousin! But it is too late! We know
who you are!


I shall continue to raise this issue until you come out to retract
those unguarded and extremely revealing comments! Okoampa begins an
article surreptitiously titled "Who Are These “Parliamentarian
Drivers”? with a shocker: "I am glad that, finally, the Ivorians are
beginning to assert their right of access and enjoyment of Ghana’s
purportedly new-found oil wealth... It also didn’t quite make a lot of
sense to me that an oil find that lay so dangerously close to Ghana’s
border with Côte d’Ivoire would also have been so [godlessly]
uncharitable as to neatly parcel itself out for the exclusive benefit
and enjoyment of Ghanaians while the war-seasoned Ivorians continued
to languish in penury." - "Who Are These “Parliamentarian Drivers”? By
Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article of Tuesday, 16 March

Okoampa continues:

"What is also wickedly fascinating is the sudden fit of alarm that
seems to have gripped the hitherto light-headed Ghanaians. All of an
auspicious sudden, it is beginning to home-in to these soft-headed,
happy-go-lucky and good-natured “Niggers” that premature gloating over
a pure gift of nature may yet turn out to be too good to be true. It
was also rather fitfully amusing that some Ghanaians should already
begin to be angrily chary of the Ivorians; and, indeed, the irony of
it all is that these “Angernistas” are largely what one may aptly term
as diehard “Nkrumacrats,” the fanatical disciples of modern Ghana’s
first postcolonial premier. Dear reader, by now, it ought to be
obvious to you what “Sremu Sei Nana” (The King of the Savannah’s
Grandson) is getting at. And, of course, it is the stark fact that
where “Black Gold” is concerned, pan-Africanism is only the dream of a
hopeless lunatic."

As I wrote in a previous article, "Okoampa continues by making
demeaning remarks about his fellow countrymen. To use such language
indicates comtempt for Ghanaian men and women. Why would any Ghanaian
who consider his country's vital interests so dispensable, still
present himself as a member of a "Think Tank" and expect respect from
his fellow Ghanaians? What does it mean if this man presents Nana
Akufo Addo as his favourite candidate, and Akufo Addo approves of this
association with him? Is Akuffo Addo telling us that the Danquah
Institute "think tank" is fast becoming nothing but a nest of
politically virulent and toxic ideas contempt for the Ghanaian
people?" (See: Is It Not Time For Akuffo Addo To Distance Himself From
The Danquah Institute Altogether?).


It is very important that Ghanaians do not forget so soon the kind of
role played by people like Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., vis-a-vis the
establishment of US military bases in Ghana, and judge for themselves
whether or not such a guy is a Ghanaian patriot or an American
patriot! "Kwesi Pratt was one of the first to raise the alarm about
oil and US military bases in Africa." Crossedcrocodiles writes in
"Ghanaians Discuss AFRICOM & Obama’s Visit." He continues:

"In a 2007 interview he said:

*Kwesi Pratt: I am very alarmed after reading what is called the
Cheney Report. When Bush came to power, he set up a committee chaired
by Dick Cheney his Vice President to assess America’s energy
requirements up to the year 2015. TheCheney Report actually says that
by the year 2015, twenty percent of American oil requirements will be
supplied by West Africa and therefore it is important to maintain a
foothold in West Africa in order to ensure that oil supplies from West
Africa to the United States of America will not be interr**upted*."
(See: Ghanaians Discuss AFRICOM & Obama’s Visit, by xcroc, June 3,

It must be noted that even though Mr Kwesi Pratt, Jnr., was the first
to raise the alarm in Ghana, the US desire to capture the control and
use of the hydrocarbon materials from particularly our sub-region, if
need be, by the means of military action, has been beyond dispute:

'*In May 2001 the Cheney report warned that the U.S. would grow
increasingly dependent upon foreign oil in the years to come and
recommended that as a matter of policy the Bush Administration work to
increase production and export of oil from regions other than
theMiddle East, noting that Latin America and West Africa were likely
to be the fastest growing sources of future U.S. oil imports. ...
Three months later, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
Walter Kansteiner declared that African oil "has become a national
strategic interest." This statement is particularly noteworthy in that
it uses the language of the Carter Doctrine in the Middle East, in
which President Carter went on to declare that the U.S. would
intervene by any means necessary to protect its national interest in
Middle Eastern oil. In April 2002, Donald Norland, former U.S.
Ambassador to Chad told a Congressional subcommittee: "It's been
reliably reported that, for the first time, the two concepts --
'Africa' and 'U.S. national security' have been used in the same
sentence in Pentagon documents.*" ('Understanding AFRICOM: A
Contextual Reading of Empire’s New Combatant Command, b real, February

Thus, not only were the denials by the US Embassy in Accra very
cynical, but sinister. It would not have bothered me too much if any
other person within the NPP had responded to Quashigah, other than
Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr.! After all, are we not talking about
patriotism now? If so, then what is the basis of the repugnant
histrionics by this famous political sell-out before he is allowed to
further throw dust into our very vigilant eyes? If the NPP really
needs someone to defend it from the unassailable truth of being a
neocolonialism entity, and by definition, an unpatriotic and
pro-Imperialist party established to see to the business interests of
their imperialist owners, Okoampa should be the last person to do so!
The very fact that none other than Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., should
respond to this issue of patriotism is not only significant, it is
also a sign that he requires an immediate psychiatric treatment for
thinking he can take Ghanaians for fools! If he does not get a
psychiatric examination, he shall continue to pile trouble after
trouble on his favourite candidate, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo.

Mr. Kwesi Pratt's patriotism in the interview is clear:

Kwesi Pratt *: *Consequently, the United States is planning to
establish military bases across West Africa including Ghana. And I am
very worried that at a time when we are celebrating our national
independence we are going to tolerate the establishment of foreign
military bases, especially American military bases on our soil. The
great Osageyfo Dr. Nkrumah, Malcolm X, Kwame Ture, and all of them
emphasized that Africa ought to be free from foreign military bases
and weapons of mass destruction. We cannot allow that dream to die.
That is why, it is important for us to resist all attempts to
establish foreign military bases on African soil especially forces of
the United States, must be prevented from establishing on African
soil. Clearly because they are not on African soil to protect our
interests, they are on African soil to facilitate the exploitation of
our resources for the benefit of the tiny minority that controls the
wealth of the American people and who are sitting on top of this world
exploiting the Chicanos, exploiting the African Americans and
exploiting all of the other independent and healthy forces in the
Un**ited States of America. We have to resist all attempts to build
U.S. military bases in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa.*" (See: Ron
Wilkins' Interview With Kwesi Pratt on the 50th Anniversary of Ghana
Independence,Pan-African News Wire, May 07, 2007,

Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., on the contrary, enters into this debate
like the goat recently nominated by Nana Akufo Addo to represent him
in the Upper East Region. Even the planners of US Africom have since
acknowledged that the initial approach was a mistake!Okoampa did not
mind whatever the Americans were willing to ram down our throats!
There he goes:

*In the lead-up to President George W. Bush's five-nation African
tour-of-duty," Okoampa laments, "the Director of Public Affairs at the
United States' Embassy in Accra was prompted to vehemently deny
widespread rumors and allegations regarding Mr. Bush's official visit
to Ghana, from February 19-21, climaxing with the bilateral
ratification of an agreement between the American leader and Ghana's
President John Agyekum-Kufuor allowing the establishment of an
American military base in the country.*" (See: U. S. Embassy has
Absolutely Nothing to Deny!!!, by Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.,
Feature Article | Mon, 18 Feb 2008)

It must carefully be noted that even though Okoampa himself accepts
and welcomes "Mr. Bush's official visit to Ghana, from February
19-21", as "climaxing with the bilateral ratification of an agreement
between the American leader and Ghana's President John Agyekum-Kufuor
allowing the establishment of an American military base in the
country," for some very strange reasons he still manages to refer to
the opposition to these bases as being based upon "vicious rumors and
allegations"! "Allegations" that are more or less his own! In U. S.
Embassy has Absolutely Nothing to Deny!!!, he writes:

"Indeed, one does not have to look far to conclude that such political
mischief is the incontrovertible brainchild of the so-called National
Democratic Congress (NDC), the pseudo-political party that militarily
occupied Ghana for nearly twenty years. Then also, this is not the
first time that the bugbear, or specter, of the establishment of a U.
S. military base is being bandied about. It is also significant to
observe that the NDC's ideological twin-sister, the so-called
Convention People's Party (CPP), has been in the thick of such vicious
rumors and allegations.*" (See: U. S. Embassy has Absolutely Nothing
to Deny!!!, by Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article |
Mon, 18 Feb 2008)

Okoampa concludes that nothing could be dumber than patriotism when
the USwants to be your master! For Okoampa, our country is not even
worth anything to die for! We can only develop in freedom when there
are US guns pointed on our heads! Listen to him:

*And so pretending to play dumb, in the dubious name of patriotism, is
absolutely no perspicuous demonstration of Ideological advancement as
these political nincompoops and outright charlatans would have
unsuspecting compatriots believe. And if these charlatans and
cognitively challenged rumor-mongers cared to know, they would have
since long discovered to their rude awakening, the fact that the
hitherto self-proclaimed inveterate enemy of U. S. “imperialism,”
Chairman Rawlings, educated all his three officially known children
right here in the United States, and not Cuba, Libya or
Russia."**...Indeed, it comes as great news to learn of the United
States having emplaced heavy military equipment in the country in
apparent, and auspicious, readiness for any barbaric, or troglodytic,
attempt by the enemies of constitutional democracy to reverse the
onward march of Ghana towards the Danquahist ideal of “Development in
Freedom.*” (See: U. S. Embassy has Absolutely Nothing to Deny!!!, by
Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D., Feature Article | Mon, 18 Feb 2008)

In the concluding paragraph to a recent article, "Okoampa Requires
Immediate Psychiatric Examination!*, Feature Article | By Nana Akyea
Mensah, The Odikro. A rejoinder to: "Quashigah Requires Immediate
Psychiatric I wrote:

"The reason why my grandson needs to see a psychiatrist is therefore,
also because it is very important for the Akufo-Addo busy-bodies like
him not to give the game away so soon! If he does not see a
psychiatrist, Okoampa would open the eyes of Ghanaians so wide to what
the Akufo Addo camp has been up to, ever since Bush said "Baloney!" to
the US Africom Headquarters rumour in Accra. Right now, my own real
fear in all this, is that considering the unprecedented leverage that
the Danquah Institute now wields within the the NPP, particularly the
current Akufo Addo-led National Executive Committee, as exemplified
with the speed by which the NPP has proved to be effectively and
extremely susceptible to the very negative influence of the Danquah
Institute, the question that every concerned Ghanaian ought to be
asking must be: "Are we safe?" Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr. and Gabriel
Asare Ochere-Darko and co, are just a tip of the iceberg! My real
worry is now about Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, and why he has chosen
to be surrounded by the birds of the same feathers! These are clearly
people with doubtful intentions and abilities. Thanks for opening my
eyes to what Mr. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo really represents! Is it
by accident or just a co-incidence that these two of the Danquah
Institute happen to be the only known Ghanaians campaigning for the
establishment of US military bases on our soil? The New Patriotic
Party seems to have a new concept of patriotism which is surely

Give me the old time patriotism any time, anywhere, any day!"

That's good enough for me! So good enough for me!

Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!


Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro

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Gizelle Yajzi/Yadzi: Prikus Kufuorus Non Conscientum Habet!

By Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro

A Rejoinder to: "Gizelle Yajzi/Yadzi Is An Arrogant, Glorified ****",
Feature Article of Monday, 23 August 2010, Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe,

Hi grandson,

Your last article was pathetic! You like big words, eh?! I could not
help noticing that after my exposure of your unpatriotic and nefarious
activities, you have started using the words "patriotic" and
"progressive"! Do you understand what they mean at all? "Patriotic",
"Progressive"! Hmn! I can't help chuckling! Reading athese from a
quisling like you, using these words appear a bit Kafkasque! Are we
safe? Why have you all of a sudden, felt the need to prove your
patriotic credentials? We know you very, very well enough!

The only thing that is news-worthy in your article is the fact that
you now think Kofi Diawuo has anything resembling professional and
personal intergrity! That is new. What you ought to know is that you
put your own intergrity at stake in so doing! Yes, you cannot have
your cake and eat it! "Let Your Yea Be Yea; and Your Nay, Nay."
(Matthew 5:33). For someone who has done more than any member of the
NPP to help us understand how repugnant this president has been, we
are a bit taken aback by this sudden and absolutely meaningless
defence of a person you would also like to ! Have you seen something
that we might not be privvy to? This is certainly what, you yourself
would call 'a paradoxical oddity'. What happened?

What has happened since you wrote your last article on Kufour, "Kufuor
Continues to Campaign for Atta-Mills and NDC," (See: Feature Article
of Monday, 9 August 2010, Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame) It is
laughable that you could be "glad that the Ivory Cost is claiming our
oil" as a Ghanaian and remain less dangerous that a lonely foreigner
who may be "in the pursuit of happiness"? What makes you change tact
even to defend the indefensible? I remember, not so long ago, someone
wrote a whole feature article addressed to you to tone down your
attacks on ex-President Kufour and your response was:

"My friend, you are lucky you are spewing such guff tens of miles away;
else, I would strangle you and face execution by lethal injection!" -
Author: Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Date: 2010-08-12 23:48:31 (See
Comment to: "RE: “Kufuor continues to campaign for Atta-Mills" Feature
Article of Friday, 13 August 2010, by Columnist: Boahene, Peter

Are we now seeing in full display the long-awaited problem of THE
"Asantrofi Anoma" to you people, and you people are yet to make up
your minds whether to like him or hate him! The problem is you would
want to use his records to win votes, but at the same time you want to
distance yourselves from the numerous scandals! Now, all of a sudden
you appear to put a brave face on it because of the obvious
repercussions on the intergrity of Mr. Akufo-Addo, who may have to
position himself on this scandal if it continues to grow. An
uncomfortable situation indeed, so by all means Kufour has to be

What kind of political opportunism is this? It is good that,
apparently, your attention has now been drawn to "moderate" your
criticism of the former president, but that in itself must not make
you swing to the other extreme end of the pendulum and begin to defend
even what he did when he was naked and alone with a woman and you were
nowhere around!! You are going too far, grandson, were you there in
the room with him? We all know you are a propaganda robot, but think
before you write, and for Heaven's sake be consistent. Which of the
Kufours you have been presenting do you want us to take?

Listen to your ridiculous self:

"In other words, our convicted contention here is that Ms. Yajzi is a
very dangerous woman who needs not be entertained by a progressive and
patriotic media."

Do you want me to laugh or cry? One never knows with you! By the way,
I choose to laugh! I have no choice! You are compelling! How sweet of
you for being a comic relief in these murky waters ahead of us!By the
way, what is your point? The fact that journalist are unable to
identify her nationality or spell her name differently, does not mean
that she did not have a vagina available for former President John
Agyekum Kufuor's penis! Most women, irrespective of nationality or the
spelling of their first names, have their genitals intact! Try a bit
harder, Monsieur Okoampa! You can do better than this! You write:

"She is, indeed, quite an interesting character, if also because she
does not appear to be even passably intelligent."

And the reason you give for this is because she fell in love with a
married man! Even if she is foolish as you want to suggest, what has
that got to do with falling in love? Since when did falling in love
become the exclusive preserve of the intelligent people only? You

"there is absolutely no reason for anybody to believe that Ms. Yajzi,
when she decided to fall “madly” in love with Mr. Kufuor, did not know
that by getting sexually involved with a married Catholic, Christian
man and, perhaps, one who was old enough to be her own father, she
reserved the great negative potentiality of wrecking her lover’s
marriage. What with the grim and unsavory possibility of causing a
scandal of national proportions?"

You must be a shameless chauvinist! Why should it only be the woman
who must answer that and not Kufuor? Don't you know that for people
like Uncle Kofi Diawuo, the Akan-Latin "Prikus soribus non conscientum
habet", is the rule? (MEANING: translates roughly as "prikus" means
the prick or the penis, and "soribus" means "wake up" or "rise up" as
in a rebellion, insurrection or an errection, including presidential
ones! Thus it literaly means: "an errect penis has no conscience") All
the president needs is an errect penis! Damn the consequences! Never
blame the woman! She was lucky she was not raped by this bastard!

What makes you blame the woman instead of the "married Catholic,
Christian man and, perhaps, one who was old enough to be her own
father"? Did Kofi Diawuo give any hoots about what you call the "great
negative potentiality of wrecking [his own] marriage" or "the grim and
unsavory possibility of causing a scandal of national proportions?" If
the owner of the penis who is the president does not care, why should
the owner of the vagina who is a foreigner care? Is she the President
of Ghana?

And as though it were not enough, I know a thing or two which
collaborate the moral decadence of Kofi Diawuo; I know his morals at
close range through close associates. I was not in Washington with him
when george Bush organized a Banquet for Diawuo at the White House. To
the distaste of the "highly selected" presidential press corps that
was in his entourage including journalists like Mr. Malik Kwaku Baako
Jnr., I was reliably informed that the president came out of his
quarters to fratenize with the journalists, and the only thing that
came to his mind is to ask the press who felt they were on duty, "What
are you doing here? Mo mpe se mo be ko krom muo akope etwe bi ndie
anaa?" Meaning, "Don't you people want to go to town and get some
vagina to 'eat'?" My friend who was an admirer of the President was

This was when I realised that probably most of the rumours of his
ecapades could be true! A real case of "Prikus Kufuorus Non
Conscientum Habet!" For those of you sensible to the classical Latin,
please beware, nominative "Kufourus" remains the same in the genitive
case in the Akan-Latin, and not 'Kufuori', the motive is to impress
the unsuspecting reader, just like Kwame Okoampa! And just in case
this is all about a competition of high-sounding words, I do not miss
out with my simple English! Hence the Akan-Latin: "Prikus Kufuorus Non
Conscientum Habet!"

Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!

Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
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Gizelle Yajzi/Yadzi: Prikus Kufuorus Non Conscientum Habet!

Feature Article of Wednesday, 25 August 2010