Renowned Writer, Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, on Wednesday called on the Government to close all witches camps in the country and resettle the women with their families by the end of the year.
She expressed worry about the ill-treatment most women who were labeled as witches went through in society which infringed on their fundamental human rights.
Professor Aidoo made the call during her contribution to a panel discussion at the 2017 National Dialogue organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on the theme; “Restoring the Ghanaian Identity: Our Values; Our Passion’’.
The forum provided a platform for Ghanaians to discuss values that defined them as people and called for restoration of these cherished values to engender national development.
Some eminent personalities that took part in the panel discussion included Professor Justice V.C.R.A.C Crabbe, Professor Steven Adei and Mr K .B Asante.
The meeting was chaired by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area.
Prof. Aidoo cited a 67-year-old woman who was recently lynched at the Pelungu Market in the Upper East Region on Monday, May 29, and said such inhuman practices must be condemned by all well-meaning Ghanaians so as to create a safe environment for the citizenry.
She said those practices were negative and must not be tolerated and called for all hands on deck to fight against the menace.
On the issue of mob justice, she said it was atrocious to visit instant justice on individuals perceived to have offended society and that those actions did not define the dignified Ghanaian.
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