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The heart-wrenching video in which two women were seen flogging and hitting a helpless old woman on her fragile head and all over her body despite her pleas of innocence,accusing her of witchcraft.This unfortunately, led to her death and has since triggered angry reactions from well-meaning Ghanaians, most of whom have called on the police to bring the perpetrators to book.

The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has expressed a grave shock and incalculable revulsion at the dastardly act which resulted in the death of a 90-year old woman.

The Member of Parliament for Tano North Constituency in the Ahafo Region has described the development as barbaric.

The sad incident is said to have occurred at a village called Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region.

''These prophecies are becoming a bane in our communities...Why were these so called prophets unable to foresee the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic and also find solutions to it''

She blame some Prophets and soothsayers who make some unpleasantly prophecies just to tarnish the image of people especially age men and women.

''These prophets,prophetess,soothsayers and leaders of one-man churches have destroyed many lives and marriages already''

According to her, elderly people face stigmatization in their various communities because they have been accused of witchcraft.

She again disclosed that, they are fighting very hard to destroy all witch camps in the country.

She lamented that, these elderly people will voluntary visits these witch camps because of stigmatization they face in their communities.

SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 July 2020

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