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vicky wireko

  • Is it not obvious then that this suspect knew what he had done with the girls but tried in crafty ways to cover his back by tricking all into believing that the teenagers were alive?

    Ringing in my ears since last week were cries of: “Bring back our girls ……. Not their skeletons.” I am definite that that was the silent cry of parents and other relatives whose promising teenage daughters had gone missing, purportedly kidnapped in Takoradi at different stages last year.

  • My experience in early 2017 when I had to renew my five-year biometric passport gave me nightmares. It was a tiring process moving from one location to the other and office to office with very long waits. I was baffled because the impression created was that applying for a biometric passport and more so renewal was quite easy and straight forward.

    We have come far with passport acquisition as Ghanaians. So also have we come very far with the transformation of the Ghana Passport, a legitimate right of every Ghanaian citizen.

  • Planting for Food and Jobs may have been one of the contributory factors to the abundance of food items in our markets today. But the rains have also been kind to our planting strategy,...

    Written By Vicky Wireko - Going to my home region the other week, I decided to travel the four hour tiresome journey by road rather than the convenience of a thirty minute flight.

  • he story cautioned pregnant women who were taking Glutathione tablets to bleach the skin of their unborn babies to desist from it. The drug, according to experts, could cause birth defects, including damaged internal organs and limbs.

    Written By Vicky Wireko - We live in intriguing times; a time when if you dislike your God-given body or colour as a black African, the flexing is: “pamper yourself. Just change it”. But should one live blindly to fashion or peer pressure in things that could have serious health ramifications?

  • Today, we have been swamped by thousands of apostles, prophets, Odifou, ‘Nyame Nnipa’ and many more who have invaded our public spaces. Perhaps, the worrying bit is that some ...

    On our way from Cape Coast the other week, a colleague made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my seat. She said there were more prophets in Ghana than in the whole of Israel. And what informed her judgement?

  • As I began to process the headline and the story, I asked the question, “But where are the marriage counsellors?”

    I had always thought that reading widely was not only refreshing for the brain but also a knowledge builder and another way to learn about and from our world.

  • But there are also those who go immaculately dressed to cover up their intent which is to mingle and steal from purses and offertory bags or to size up and cause harm or ...

    Safety breaches and security scares of recent times are making even the most care-free persons think twice as far as security and personal safety are concerned.

  • The pathetic thing about street hawking on the Ring Road is that the active selling takes place right under the noses of the Fire Service office, the Police Headquarters and the Nima Police Station.

    Written By Vicky Wireko - A few years ago, one of the expatriate managers at my former work place made an observation which continues to inform me about the Ring Road in Accra.

  • The third homecoming summit of Ghanaians in the diaspora was held earlier this month in Accra to celebrate the Ghana diasporeans and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first 20 West African slaves in the United States of America.

  • While it may be true that there is an exception to every rule, there is no doubt that that interpretation has ...

    If there is anyone out there who has been helplessly watching on, frustrated with the indiscipline and lawlessness which are mercilessly battering our society, you are not alone. And what do you feel about a recent defence on camera by a lawmaker when he stated that for every rule, there is an exception? Scandalised? You are certainly not alone.

  • The report made some startling revelations on how the users were buying the drug dispensed in very high doses at drinking pubs and marijuana joints across the Ashanti Region. Some also said they got their stock from some local drug stores or from drug peddlers from neighbouring countries using all kinds of code names to sell.

    Written By Vicky Wireko - It was as if one had woken up from a trance. I was dazed by the admission of some tramadol abusers on a local FM station the other day. In an interview with a reporter, the abusers recounted what to them were “feel-good” moments when they took the drug.

  • Commercial motorbikes, popularly known as Okada, have unleashed terror on our roads and yet they are outlawed in our country’s statute books. They are totally out of hand now, doing all the unthinkable; breaking road traffic regulations and endangering lives and properties. Amazingly, new ones are being registered every day,...

    Written By Vicky Wireko - A group of us were in a bus the other day for church duties when suddenly, a commuter bus (tro-tro) driver made while holding his mobile phone to his ear with one hand negotiated a U-turn dangerously with the other hand.

  • He alleged that during negotiations, these officials begged for few amenities for their communities and then asked for their cut to be paid into their overseas bank accounts. They then scribble their overseas account details on pieces of paper for them.

    Written By Vicky Wireko - The news of the sacking of the Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko, saddened my heart last Monday night. It was the least expected news to close the day with.

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