Tamale residents urge Akufo-Addo not to assent anti witchcraft bill into law

Tamale residents urge Akufo-Addo not to assent anti witchcraft bill into law

Some residents of Tamale in the Northern Region are urging the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo against the signing of the anti-witchcraft bill into law.

Although they are against the inhumane treatment of alleged witches, the residents said signing the bill into law will encourage the activities of witches in the country.

Speaking to Metro TV, the residents blamed Parliament for passing the controversial bill in the first place since they insist the dangers of assenting the bill into law far outweigh the harm it has caused over the years.

They pleaded with the president to heed to their advice and avoid assenting the bill into law.

A group of accused witches have registered their dissatisfaction with the decision by President Akufo-Addo not to approve the anti-witchcraft bill which was passed by the Parliament of Ghana into a law.

During a protest on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the victims were seen holding placards with messages expressing disappointment over the president’s refusal.

“Mr President assenting to the anti-witchcraft bill should be a priority to protect women,” one of the placards the women were holding reads.

“Stop the tragedy: End witchcraft accusations! Human rights for all. Justice, not superstition!” another placard reads.

An elderly woman’s placard urged, “Government action needed: Protect lives, stop witchcraft accusations! Enforce justice, safeguard human rights.”

By: Alhassan D. Baba | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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