Inmates of the alleged witches camp at Kukuo numbering about 700 in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region have threatened to go on a naked demonstration if government fails to punish the murderers of 72 year old Grandma Ama Hemmar, who was allegedly murdered at Tema Community 15 under the pretence of alleged witchcraft.
This was in response to the Friday November 26 edition of the Daily Graphic front page publication captioned “Grandma set ablaze to exorcise witchcraft” which attracted wide condemnation from a cross section of the society.
They took this stand when Citi News visited their community which was spearheaded by Action-Aid Ghana and Songtaba to sample their views on the Daily Graphic publication.
Issah M. Mustapha, Assembly man for the Kukuo electoral area read the paper to their hearing which got them emotionally carried away hence their decision to demonstrate naked if the perpetrators of that deadly crime go unpunished.
Mma Mariama Abukari Nakpanzoo, President of the Network of alleged witch camps in the Northern Region condemned the act and maintained that the perpetrators should be dealt with immediately.
Issah M. Mustapha the assemblyman emphasized the need for government to expedite action on the case to curtail its reoccurrence in any part of Ghana.
Miss Rahinatu Fuseini of Action-Aid called on human rights activists and media houses in Ghana to highlight the issue for government’s swift response.
She said her murder was totally unacceptable in this era of the 21st century since every human being has the right to live.
She hinted that Action-Aid Ghana and her development partners in Ghana would not take kindly to the issue if government does not take action on the perpetrators since it amounted to a human right abuse.
For her apart, Adam Lamnatu, women’s right programme officer of Songtaba cautioned Ghanaians against such acts and appealed to all well meaning people to expose committers of similar crimes in their communities.
Action-Aid Ghana and Songtaba have over the years supported inmates of the Kukuo camp with mechanized boreholes, classroom block and credit facilities to make them live comfortably.