-The Women’s Organizer for the PNC, Janet Nabila says the government cares more about the plight men than that of women
-She said the case of the lynched 67 year old alleged witch was not receiving much attention
-Suspects in the lynching of Yenboka Kenna have all been bailed
On May 29, the same day of the lynching of now Major Maxwell Adam Mahama in Denkyira-Obuasi by an angry mob on suspicion of armed robbery, a sixty-seven year old woman was also lynched at the Pelungu Market in the Upper East Region. She was accused of being a witch.
According to the PNC Women’s organizer, government had turned all its attention to Major Maxwell Adam Mahama and paid little attention to the case of the old woman who was also killed the same day.
Madam Nabila said the state should give the same attention to the woman’s plight as is being given to that of the unfortunate incident in the case of Major Mahama to show that it is a sensitive government.
She called on the president to say something about the death of the 67-year old woman.
Yenboka Kenna was lynched by an angry mob on May 29. Following the sad incident, 3 arrests were made of some suspects who were involved in the lynching. However, all three have been released on bail by the police who cited reasons for their action on the grounds of “lack of evidence”.
The PNC party executive bemoaned the case in which she alluded the government was being selective on the lines of gender and social class in the case of the two tragic events.
She said if the president was able to go to the house of the late Major and sympathize with the bereaved family and was yet to say anything concerning the lynching of an alleged witch showed how men were more important than women to the current administration.
She added that the country would seem to have a big problem if the government of the day failed to care about how women are treated in the society.
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