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Parliament passes law to criminalise accusations of witchcraft, practice of witchfinders and witch doctors

Parliament passes law to criminalise accusations of witchcraft, practice of witchfinders and witch doctors

Africa News, Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social
Parliament has passed a law criminalising the declaration, accusation, naming or labelling of another person as a witch in Ghana. The amendment which was approved on Thursday, also prohibits any person from practicing as a witch doctor or witchfinder.  Speaking in Parliament, Speaker Alban Bagbin who announced that the Criminal Offences Amendment Bill 2022 had been read for the third time and passed, explained that it had amended the Criminal Offences Act 1960, Act 29, “to prohibit the practice by any person as a witch doctor or a witchfinder, to proscribe the declaration, accusation, naming or labelling of another person as a witch and for related matters.” Speaking to JoyNews’ Kwaku Asante, one of the sponsors of the bill, MP for Wa East, Dr. Godfred Seidu Jassaw...

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