The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison, says her ministry is teaming up with the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deal with the witches menace in the country.
She added that the ministry is working with the NGOs to resolve cases of attempted lynching of women allegedly believed to be witches.
“The NGOs are filling the gap because the ministry can’t be everywhere,” she indicated.
“The NGOs are part of the ministry but because of the benefits for going out there to solicit for funds, they want to act as if they are on their own,” she observed in an interview on Sunrise on 3FM Tuesday, September 1.
She further explained that the NGOs are only doing their jobs because they work for the vulnerable who cannot provide for themselves.
“It’s not too late in the day to come together and work as one body because what we are doing is to help the vulnerable.
“The NGOs can’t work in isolation, we give them the right and regulation to work as an NGO so it’s just right for us to work together,” she noted.
At least 14 persons are standing trial for their alleged involvement in near-lynching of persons they have accused to be witches.
The Minister said that the state security agencies have taken the matter up
By Kaziah Owusu Afram|3news.com|Ghana