Marian Ansah writes: Gender Ministry must give roadmap for closing witch camps, healing centres

Witchcraft is deeply ingrained in the Ghanaian culture – witches and wizards are believed to hold powers for fortunes or mishaps, hence they are mostly held responsible for natural disasters, accidents, bareness and the like in some African societies. In Ghana, although the belief in witchcraft is widespread; stories that highlight the detection and abuse of accused women are mostly culled from the North, thus reinforcing the false notion that the practice is only existent or rife in Northern Ghana.