April 20, 2021
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GOVT WORKING ON LAW TO FORBID PEOPLE FROM LYNCHING WITCHES- …

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has revealed that, government is working to enact a law that will forbid people from lynching allege witches.

According to her, the law is the only way that will help keep the allege witches safe from being attacked and beaten to death as being witnessed.

The Minister was speaking at the Meet the Press Series of the Information Ministry held in Accra to update Ghanaians on the progress made by her ministry.

Madam Morrison noted that, the fight against lynching of alleged witches and stigma attached to it makes it very difficult to get over it thus the need for the law to help protect the victims as well.

She added that, parliament sent a team to some communities in the Northern part of the country to make assessment on the way forward and they are yet to present their report.

Madam Morrison stressed that, the witches camps have now become safe heavens for the victims and therefore, the ministry intend to renovate those camps to make it a better place for them to find comfort.

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