President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has pledged to make a contribution towards the establishment of a foundation in memory of the late Akua Denteh who was lynched for allegedly being a witch.
The contribution by the President is his way of condemning the dastardly and tragic act which took place at Kafaba in the Savannah region.
President Akufo-Addo made the remarks at Yapei in the Savannah region on his first day of his three-day tour of the Northern, North East, and Savanna regions of the country.
“I will make an appropriate contribution to the Akua Denteh Foundation to express my own revulsion at the awful, tragic act that has occurred in this Region. It is vital, as the Regional Minister said, that it should not happen again, and we should all work together to ensure that never again do such acts disfigure the face of our nation. I hope that the quick response of the Police will lead to the rapid administration of justice in this unfortunate matter.”
Madam Akua Denteh believed to be in her 90’s was lynched for allegedly being a witch in Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah region.
The ordeal of the poor old woman follows allegations by a soothsayer that the old lady was a witch.