- Otiko Afisah Djaba, has said alleged witches at the various witch camps in the Northern Region are refusing to return home
- Ms Djaba said her Ministry will equip these women with skills and empower them through LEAP
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Djaba has lamented the treatment being meted out to alleged witches following their stays in witch camps.
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According to her, many of the alleged witches in witch camps in the Northern Region have declined to go home for fear of being victimized by society.
This, she said, has made it difficult for government to reintegrate the alleged witches back into society.
She disclosed that her Ministry will equip them with skills and empower them through the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
“Recent reports on alleged witches being burnt is disturbing, and, so, the issue of reintegrating them into society is of serious concern to the Ministry,” Ms. Djaba said.
She further stated that her Ministry has already visited some witch camps in the country and will make efforts to integrate those whose communities are ready to accept them back.
“We have visited the Gambaga Witch Camp and we’ve put some of them on LEAP and with the new LEAP, what we intend to do is that those who can be reintegrated, the various discussions between the community and the alleged witches will continue to go on.
“However, some of them don’t want to go back to their communities because they feel that anytime something bad happens in the community, they are the first to be accused like when somebody’s child dies or there is any mishap, and, so, because of that we intend with the new LEAP to provide the productive ones with skills training and wherever they want to stay we will support them to be able to live on their own,” she added.
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