Some alleged witches in Tamale and Sagnarigu District are in dire need for shelter at the Bonyasi Witches Camp in the Central Gonja District.
The decision by these purported witches to go back to their former places was as a result of the humiliation and naming-calling received at the hand of their relatives and friends.
It would be recalled that the ministry of gender, children and social protection some months ago closed down Tamale and Sagnarigu witches camps all in the Northern region.
According to them, they prefer living in the camp with more respect rather than to be where the community will always stigmatise them.
One of the alleged victims, Samata Alhassan, revealed that her community members treated her like an “outcast and enemy of progress.”
She lamented that people are always running away anytime they are in public for personal purposes.
“I usually see people murmuring, and say ill-things about me, which usually hurt my feelings,” a visibly worried Samata Alhassan, stated.
Forty-six-year old Hawabu Iddi was also not happy with the treatment from her siblings such that they did not want to have anything to do with her (Hawabu Iddi).
There are six alleged witches’ camps in the Northern region.
These are Kukuo, Gambaga, Bonyansi, Gnai-Tindang, Naboli and Tindan-Zhie camp.
But a non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Ghana, together with Songtaba, with support from the ministry of chieftaincy and traditional affairs facilitated the disbandment of the first alleged witch camp in Bonyansi.
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