Running mate of John Dramani Mahama, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman has strongly condemned the lynching of an elderly woman accused of being a witch…
Earlier this week, an elderly woman believed to be in her 90s was the victim of a barbaric culture of lynching old women constantly tagged as witches in Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savanna Region.
The professor in her statements says the elderly in our society should be protected rather than being treated with such inhumanity.
“I condemn in the strongest terms this barbaric act which has left me, like many I can imagine, deeply sad, indeed. The elderly in our society rather deserve our love and protection, not this level of unspeakable cruelty. Old age cannot be synonymous to witchcraft. It is time to build a fair, just and gender sensitive society that respects and values everyone, no matter their age.” She said.
The veep candidate for the NDC believes public education can help in curbing the age old menace to society.
“Moving forward, I hope we shall all work together to raise the level of public education to forestall such tragic occurrences. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and may the soul of this unfortunate victim rest in peace.”
“It is my expectation that the security agencies will swiftly investigate and bring the culprits to justice.”